SAFETY MEASURES INCREASED FOR PASADENA'S AMERICAFEST 2013
PASADENA, Calif. – On July 4, 2013, the historic and beautiful Rose Bowl Stadium will host the 87th Annual AmericaFest celebration. This day of festivities is sure to be another successful event with spectacular fireworks and daylong entertainment. While the Pasadena Police and Fire Departments want everyone to enjoy themselves, we must remember that public safety is our first priority. In addition to the awareness campaign regarding illegal fireworks and enforcement efforts, the Police Department will be implementing its plans for enhanced security measures and increased law enforcement presence at major events during the Independence Day festivities.
The Pasadena Police Department has a long history of successfully providing public safety operations for large-scale public events, from the annual Tournament of Roses Parade and Rose Bowl Game to numerous world-class entertainment performances. In order to achieve these positive outcomes, the Pasadena Police Department continually evaluates threat assessments and risk management, making adaptations to identify and implement best practices and protocols.
As such, the public can expect increased security measures for major events within Pasadena, including but not limited to, additional security personnel consisting of uniformed law enforcement and private security, high-profile deployment of urban patrol units, expanded bag checks at congestion points, and use of metal detectors. Additionally, there will be the presence of explosive-detection canines and other security tactics.
“Our public safety personnel and the public must remain vigilant in our effort to identify suspicious activity and take action. While celebrating our country’s National Day of Independence, please remember safety first and if you See Something, Say Something,” said Pasadena Police Chief Phillip L. Sanchez.
Please contact the Pasadena Police Department at (626) 744-4241 to report suspicious activity or fireworks violations. Have a safe and happy Fourth of July.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 06/25/2013/Americafest Press Conference
June 25, 2013
News Media Contacts:
Police Lt.Tracey Ibarra: (626)744-7875
Fire Dept. PIO LisaDerderian: (626)744-7276