How to Camp Out Safely for the Rose Parade

Bundle up your kids and don't set the place on fire, Pasadena says

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    Volunteers finished floats for the Rose Parade, just in time for the event on New Year's Day. Antonio Castelan reports for the NBC4 News at 9 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012. (Published Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012)

    Planning to camp out Monday night to get a good place to see the Rose Parade?

    Here are some tips from Pasadena’s police and fire departments aimed at keeping people safe (and warm).

    • Dress warmly: it’s supposed to go down into the 30s Monday night. Seniors and children are especially vulnerable, and could get hypothermia if they’re not bundled up.

    • Wait: People aren’t allowed to start assembling until noon on Monday. And they can’t go past the so-called “blue honor line” until 11 p.m. Kids aren’t allowed to stay past 10 p.m. without adult supervision.

    • With regard to fire: no bonfires are allowed. Small, professionally made barbecues are legal, but only if they’re kept a foot above the ground and you bring both water and a fire extinguisher.

    • Eat: Remember to bring or buy food and water.

    • Open containers of alcohol are not allowed.

    • Empty chairs are not allowed.

    • Sofas are not allowed.

    • Selling space is not allowed.

    • Throwing stuff at the parade as it is going by … not allowed.

    • In case of emergency, call 626-744-4241 from a cellular phone or 9-1-1 from a landline. Be prepared to tell emergency operators the cross streets where you are located.

    Click here for the city's full list.

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