Wednesday, June 17, 2009

press conference Thursday: County's new emergency mass notification system


                                    NEWS ADVISORY


                                             Contact:  Judy Hammond, Director of Public Affairs, (213) 974-1363

        Brian Lew, Assistant Director, (213) 974-1652  




                                                    June 17, 2009


County Implements Emergency Mass Notification System



WHO:              Board of Supervisors Chairman Don Knabe, Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky, Undersheriff Larry Waldie, Fire Chief P. Michael Freeman, Office of Emergency Management Director John Fernandes, and Acting Chief Information Officer Richard Sanchez


WHAT:           Will  announce the implementation of Alert LA County, the County’s new emergency mass notification system, which will be used to notify residents and businesses of emergencies in their area.   All land-line phone numbers have been programmed into the system, but the public on Thursday will also be able to go online and register their cell phones, Voice over IP numbers, and e-mail addresses. 


WHEN:           Thursday, June 18 at 11:30 a.m.


WHERE:         Sheriff’s Communications Center

                        1277 N. Eastern Ave.

                        Los Angeles  90063        

                        (Thomas Guide Page 635, E-3)




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