The automated PLEAS (Pasadena Local Emergency Alert System) sends text and voice messages to people throughout Pasadena whenever there is a major threat to life or property. The system is smart enough to know whether it has reached a live person or voice mail; it will keep calling until it reaches you or the message has expired.
Register at www.cityofpasadena.net/fire/PLEAS. Using a simple form, you may register up to three phone numbers and two e-mail addresses.
In the event of major earthquakes, fires, unplanned utility outages, public health emergencies and other potentially life-threatening incidents, PLEAS sends out instructions on how to protect your life and safety. It will also notify you of red flag parking restrictions on days of extreme fire danger if you live near areas prone to wildfires.
If you have caller I.D. on your phone, you’ll know when you you’re getting a PLEAS alert – the number is 405-2358; you can also program this number into your digital contact list with PLEAS as the caller ID. Also be sure to read e-mails from PasadenaLocalAlert@cityofpasadena.net and add this address to your contacts to bypass spam filters.
You may also see the full range of current alert opportunities, including PLEAS and the Pasadena Police Department’s Nixle alerts, at www.cityofpasadena.net/alerts.