Having lived through the Station fire of 2009 and the ensuing debris flows the following winter, I know firsthand the importance of the city's reverse-911 phone alerts.
In the event of an emergency or disaster affecting the city of La Cañada Flintridge, having the ability to receive timely public safety information is critical. For this reason, residents are urged to register any phone number with the city's reverse-911 system, known as Alert LCF.
To register phone numbers with Alert LCF, and for more information on disaster planning, go to the city's website at www.lacanadaflintridge.com or contact the city's public safety coordinator, Peter Castro, at (818) 790-8880.
La Cañada Flintridge
Editor's note: The writer is a member of the LCF Public Safety Commission.