How to Camp Out Safely for the Rose Parade - NBC Southern California

How to Camp Out Safely for the Rose Parade

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



    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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