127th Rose Parade: What you can and can't do

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Officials have announced added security and safety measures for the 127th Rose Parade in Pasadena. (KABC)

The city of Pasadena is beefing up security and adding new rules ahead of the Tournament of Roses Parade on New Year's Day, especially in the wake of the terrorist attack in San Bernardino.

There will be more than a dozen rapid-response teams, which are made up of different law enforcement agencies and will be on site to specifically to respond to any unusual incidents.

The Pasadena Police Department also added security cameras. They will have surveillance from the sky as well as eyes from undercover officers on the ground.

Also, there are some new rules and restrictions people should know before heading out. There will be no drones allowed at the Rose Bowl or the Rose Parade. Umbrellas and selfie sticks are not allowed inside the stadium or the parade TV corner, which is at Orange Grove and Colorado boulevards.

In terms of security, law enforcement stressed the importance of the public's help.

"One of the greatest force multipliers we have here in Pasadena are the people who live, work or visit in our great community," said Chief Phillip Sanchez with Pasadena police. "For many years now, we have adopted the notion of 'see something, say something.'"

Mark Selby with Homeland Security said federal personnel will be checking for explosives on New Year's Eve and New Year's Day using a variety of methods, including bomb-sniffing dogs and sophisticated devices that register even minute amounts of radiation.

If you're at the parade and see something suspicious, you're urged to call and report it at (626) 744-4241.

If it's an emergency situation, you're urged to call 911 and attempt to have the address on hand or easily identified landmarks to give the operator.

Here's a list of things you can and can't do at the Rose Parade.

What you can do:

- Camp overnight on Thursday, Dec. 31, 2015

- Bring BBQ grill as long as it's professionally made and elevated at least 1 foot off the ground and 25 feet away from buildings and combustibles (must also have fire extinguisher on hand)

- Minors are allowed along parade route from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. as long as there is adult supervision

What you can't do:

- Fly drones or aircraft

- Use umbrellas and selfie sticks at the corner at Colorado and Orange Grove boulevards

- Set up tents, sofas and boxes that can be used to sit on

- Build bonfires

- Set off fireworks

- Rope off section along parade route

- Sell your spot along the parade route (other than grandstand seating)

- Have an open container of alcohol

- Smoke along the parade route

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