Los Angeles World Airports’ Mass Notification System
LAWA Alerts is the official Los Angeles World Airports emergency mass communication system. It is designed to disseminate critical information to airport badge holders and response partners for emergencies, operational disruptions, and planned events impacting LAX and VNY airports directly from our Airport Response Coordination Center.
Our guiding principles are high speed, high quality, consistent, and targeted messages. By staying informed, LAWA Alerts is your personal connection to real-time information and receive instructions to protect yourself, our passengers, and surrounding communities.
Follow Us On Social Media
LAWA utilizes a variety of social media platforms to share information with the public. These accounts are not monitored 24/7.
|@flyLAXAirport—The official Twitter of LAX|
|@LAAirportPD—The official Twitter page for the Los Angeles Airport Police|
Frequently Asked Questions
Signing up for LAWA Alerts is easy! Badge holders may request an account by following this link. No personal email addresses are accepted, please use your corporate account. Once your request has been approved, you will receive an email with instruction on how to add additional contact paths to our mass notification system. Based upon your role at the airports, registered users will be added to one or more of the following distribution groups:
- Law Enforcement
- Los Angeles Fire Department
- Airline and Cargo Carriers
- Federal, State, City, Local, NGO Partners
- Service Providers
- VNY Stakeholders
All LAWA employees are automatically registered for LAWA Alerts with your government issued contact paths such as desk phone, email, and mobile phone number. New employees will receive an email with instructions on how to add additional contact paths into the mass notification system.
No. LAWA Alerts is designed exclusively for airport badge holders and response partners.
LAWA has several channels to communicate with the passengers and the public during an emergency. Examples include a Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA), direct instructions from first responders, terminal public address systems, emergency visual message displays, and our official Twitter accounts. The type, size, and impacts determine which communications channels are used during an emergency.
LAWA has a list of incidents and defined thresholds which will trigger a LAWA Alert. Examples include but not limited to the following:
- Aircraft Emergency
- AOA Restriction or Closure
- Baggage System Outage
- Conveyance Disruption
- Lighting Detection
- Power Failure
- Terminal Evacuations
- Traffic Delays
- Weather Advisories
Yes! You can also receive alerts and manage your settings by installing the Everbridge Mobile App.
A badge holder chooses to sign up for LAWA Alerts to stay informed about what's happening at LAX, VNY, and the surrounding communities. Public safety officials at the local, state and federal level use the WEA system to push a message to a person's mobile device because of an imminent threat or danger, AMBER Alert, or Presidential alert. LAWA has been approved by FEMA to send WEA messages during an airport emergency which causes a threat to life, property, or the environment. An individual does not sign up to receive a WEA message. To learn more about WEA, please see FEMA’s program FAQ at this link.