Saturday, January 16, 2010

Automobile safety

Getting away from the neighborhood for just a moment....Here's a new resolution for addition to preparedness in and about the house for anything up to and including earthquakes, etc....Take a moment to consider how you can best be prepared in the family auto in the event something happened. It may be a little different for everyone, but I offer this info for your consideration.....

In the event of an accident or other significant occurrence, be prepared to record an accurate account of an emergency event for the police and your insurance company. Keep a pen and notebook along with a disposable camera in the same location you store your proof of insurance and registration

First-aid kit
Gloves (both latex and work)
Hand tools
Pocket knife
Flares (warning triangles or reflectors)
White flag or cloth
Bottled water
Flashlight with extra batteries
Jumper cables

Saturday, January 9, 2010

#1 Resolution for 2010 Neighborhood Watch

Report all suspicious activity to law enforcement, unless you know who and what is going on, it must be suspicious. Grab a pad and pen and write down anything you can see or that you remember... number of people, descriptions, kind of car(s), color, license number (even a portion) anything else that stands out, a limp, a hat, a sports jersey, fancy shoes....anything and everything but don't spend too much time because you can continue writing after you call the police.

In an emergency call 911 BUT if you don't feel it's an emergency...All you have to do is call the non-emergency phone number (760) 836-3215 and press 5 - Just tell the operator that you have seen something that strikes you as out of the norm and would they please send an Officer to investigate. Make sure you give an address and nearest cross street so they can reference the area quickly. If you remember, tell them you are in 4OC1 (Four Oh Charlie One is what they call our subdivision).

Please be safe in your viewing and reporting and Thank You for watching...I, too, will be watching for you. I hope you enjoy a Safe and Secure New Year.

Keep the faith!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

This year I resolve ... to be a 'great' neighbor

Well, the New Year is upon us and according to Nostradamus, we have 2 years left as the world is going to end in 2012 so let's make it worthwhile... LOL

I know your schedule keeps you busy and you've added resolutions to the mix; however, just one more...

Try something new...When leaving or returning to your home, take a slightly different route each time so that you begin to know the neighborhood, even if that means a slightly longer trip to the store. Taking a slow tour of some extra streets you might keep an eye out for suspicious activity in the neighborhood. When we all do this, there will be many eyes watching out for you, too! Remember we are not police officers or licensed security officers. OBSERVE (suspicious activity) – REPORT (to law enforcement) – AVOID (confrontation). Our safety is the priority. Our safety is the only priority.

Happy New Year - hopefully a safe and secure one. Keep the faith!