Monday, May 04, 2009

L.A. Co. Fire Department Alerts

From our Town Councilperson:

"With what has been called one of the best on site alerts for emergencies/calls that involve the Los Angeles Co. Fire Dept, you may subscribe to LAFD alerts.

The alerts range from (forgive me, not to be morbid) car accidents, building fires, a recent jump from a cliff, chlorine spills-anything that will call the fire dept out may be sent out as a brief alert.

You will get an alert before the news hears and reports out.

Where I care is when fire happens. This is immediate, on site, and probably the best immediate source of emerging information for those who want it as it develops. Because this is so immediate, there is a note that the alerts are NOT meant to replace official instructions or calls for action. So far the amount of emails have not been overwhelming. I suspect that may change when a fire erupts...but for me, that is ok. In those situations, I want all the info I can get.Below are instructions should you want to sign up. You can also read their blog."

http://lafd.org/blog

For further information - or to join LAFD_ALERT: http://lafd.org/alert

1 comment:

LAFD Media and Public Relations said...

Thanks for sharing word of the LAFD tools available on the internet.

We think it important to mention that the LAFD (Los Angeles Fire Department) serves the City of Los Angeles, and is a separate agency from the LACoFD (Los Angeles *County* Fire Department) that proudly serves your community.

Respectfully Yours in Safety and Service,

Brian Humphrey
Firefighter/Specialist
Public Service Officer
Los Angeles Fire Department

LAFD Blog: LAFD.ORG/BLOG