Public Safety

Public Safety

RECAP NYPD ZOOM MEETING JUNE 24, 2021, 7 PM by: Esther Roth 7E     Presentation by: Officer Chris DeSantis – 11 years’ veteran of the Police Department of which 9 years at the 112th Precinct. The last 3 years in Community Affairs. Overview: Our neighborhood of Forest Hills is a low crime zone. There was an uptick of non-violent criminal activity during the Covid19 pandemic. However, this was mainly in grand larceny, shoplifting and car theft. Statistically +3% grand larceny, +10% shoplifting, -7% burglary. Overall crime has been down -5% for the last 5 years. Most car thefts are crimes of opportunity (for example keys left in ignition for a brief period). Thieves are watching the locations and jumping to use the opportunity to steal. A lot of them want…
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Fire Safety

Fire Safety

Summary of Recommendations From the Virtual FDNY Presentation June 2, 2021 by Esther Roth In Case Of Fire In The Building:         First and foremost: Do not panic. Call 911 immediately, and shelter in place. Do not attempt to go out to the hallway or stairwell. The stairwell in a fireproof building like ours is used by the fire fighters. Never use the elevators during a fire situation. DO NOT OPEN WINDOWS OR DOORS. Oxygen (airflow) is feeding the fire. In case of smoke, use a wet towel and place it under the apartment door. Arm & Hammer Baking Soda powder is a very effective fire extinguisher in case you don't have a real fire extinguisher. If there is smoke inside your apartment, lie on the floor.…
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