Emergency Preparedness is a top priority for the City of La Canada Flintridge. During a disaster, one of the key areas for ensuring public safety outside of responding to the disaster by the first responders is communication to residents. The City takes this responsibility seriously, which is why they have invested in the mass notification system called Alert LCF. Alert LCF is used to deliver emergency alerts to residents when there is a threat to the health and safety of residents in the City and provides critical information such as evacuation orders and shelter locations. The system will automatically reach out to all landlines plus allows residents to register other numbers to be used by the system during mass notifications.
It is important, for residents to sign up and provide secondary even tertiary numbers to be included in the system.
The City does quarterly testing of the Alert LCF system to ensure that reverse 911 messages are being pushed out and appropriately received. Testing occurs on the 15th day of the first month of each quarter (i.e. January 15, April 15, July 15 and October 15).