LAFD ALERT is a public service of
the Los Angeles Fire Department
PLEASE READ THIS INFORMATION CAREFULLY
LAFD ALERT is a text message service that seeks to offer timely notification of newsworthy Fire Department incidents throughout the City of Los Angeles.
LAFD ALERT is for public interest, and does *NOT* constitute an official warning or advisory system. Messages are *NOT* official instructions, permission or encouragement to take action. There is no guarantee as to the frequency, timeliness or accuracy of postings. Most information will develop over time, and we discourage speculation.
LAFD ALERTs include: a tentative incident address with Google Map link and Fire Station (FS) district. Along with a brief narrative, we include the LAFD Radio Channels assigned to the incident. Within the initial message [only], is a timestamp in local time, indicating when the first call was received via 9-1-1. The name of the LAFD member who sent the message appears at the end of each alert.
There are many ways to receive or view LAFD ALERT messages. Below is an example from the @LAFD Twitter account:
*Structure Fire* 3941 N Revere Av; MAP goo.gl/maps/m6aHl; FS 50; 1 story home; Ch:9,12 @ 8:38 PM -Brian… goo.gl/fb/o85spIMPORTANT: There may be multiple messages (with updates of key details) for the benefit of news media. Those receiving LAFD ALERTs via wireless device may incur personal charges based upon their carrier data plan. You may wish to view the on-line archive of LAFD ALERT messages to determine if this otherwise free system is right for you.
— LAFD (@LAFD) January 26, 2013
TO BEGIN RECEIVING - OR TO VIEW LAFD ALERT MESSAGES...
- EASIEST: Enter your e-mail address in the form at the upper right of this page.
- ...or send a blank e-mail to: LAFD_ALERTemail@example.com ▲
- ...or text FOLLOW LAFD to 40404 for SMS messages to your (USA only) mobile phone.
- ...or simply bookmark and view the LAFD ALERT front page on-line.
- ...or subscribe via Twitter, Facebook or RSS.
- ...or install a free customizable widget to display LAFD ALERT messages on your site.
- EASIEST: Click on the unsubscribe e-mail link at the bottom of every message we send.
- ...or send a blank e-mail from your subscribed email address to: LAFD_ALERTfirstname.lastname@example.org ▲
- If you are unable to complete the self-help instructions mentioned above (quickest method), simply reply to any LAFD ALERT message with "REMOVE ME" as the subject and we will assist you at our earliest opportunity.
▲ Note the required underscore _ and plus sign + in the address if you choose to join or leave the system by email.
TO UNSUBSCRIBE FROM OPTIONAL SMS DELIVERY...
- EASIEST: Text STOP to 40404 from the mobile phone number you used to subscribe.
To view after-action reports of significant Los Angeles Fire Department incidents as well as public event and seasonal safety information, visit the LAFD News & Information blog.
'Red Flag' parking status is not offered by this system. For Red Flag Parking Restriction notifications, please visit: lafd.org/redflag KINDLY NOTE: We are a one-person-only-on-duty office receiving hundreds of media phone calls and official e-mails each week. We are regretfully unable to answer e-mail regarding a specific alert, engage in casual correspondence or offer personal technical support. Thank you for taking the time to read this information. We hope you enjoy being a part of the LAFD ALERT system. Katherine Main, Brian Humphrey and Erik ScottSystem Administrators