Emergency Management Map

San Francisco Pride: Celebrate Safely

  • The National Weather Service is calling for above normal temperatures for San Francisco this Friday and Saturday.
  • Call 911 for police, fire, or medical emergencies.
  • Sign up for San Francisco Pride emergency text alerts from AlertSF. Simply text PRIDESF to 888-777 to sign up for emergency text message alerts.

Safety Information

People attending San Francisco Pride can help themselves by following these tips:

  • Drink plenty of water. If you consume alcohol or high sugared drinks, do so in moderation.
  • When outdoors, stay in shaded areas and wear sunblock and light-colored, lightweight clothing and a hat.
  • Call 9-1-1 immediately if you or someone you know is having a medical emergency or showing signs of a heat stroke. Symptoms include:  
    • Extremely high body temperature 103°+  
    • Difficulty breathing  
    • Red, hot, dry skin (with no sweating)  
    • Rapid, strong pulse  
    • Throbbing headache  
    • Dizziness  
    • Nausea  
    • Mental confusion  
    • Delirium  
    • Hallucinations 
    • Chills  
    • Unconsciousness 

The heat also will affect our most vulnerable residents. By Saturday night, the buildup of heat in older homes and buildings may start to become dangerous for older residents and those who are sick. Check on family, friends, and neighbors who do not have air conditioning and who spend much of their time alone. Never leave children or pets alone in closed vehicles.

Public Safety Tips

  • Pride is about community.  Look out for each other and report any suspicious persons or activity to event staff or a police officer.  A good adage is, “If you see something, say something.”  In an emergency, call 9-1-1. To provide an anonymous tip, call the SFPD Anonymous Tip Line at (415) 575-4444.
  • Sign up for San Francisco Pride emergency text alerts from AlertSF. Simply text PRIDESF to 888-777 to sign up for emergency text message alerts.
  • Keep your friends close and your drinks closer. Don’t accept drinks from strangers. Drink responsibly and don’t drink and drive; always use a designated driver.
  • The San Francisco Bay Area has a host of public transit options that will get you to, from and around Pride events. 
  • If you drive to the festivities, remember to “Park Smart!”  Take your valuables with you, don’t leave them inside your car.
  • Maintain possession of your cell phone, wallet, and other valuables. 
  • There is safety in numbers. Stay with a group when on the street or leaving bars and clubs.  Be cautious about leaving a bar or club with a stranger.  A rule of thumb is that if you feel “unsure” about someone, rely on that instinct and do not go with that person.