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Columns September 11, 2014  RSS feed

News From The 112th Precinct COMMUNITY COUNCIL

Big Disaster Prep Event In Forest Hills Sept. 20
by Heidi Harrison Chain

Next Saturday, Sept. 20, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Forest Hills Rego Park CERT Team, the 112th Precinct Community Council, the 112th Precinct, the FDNY and the Forest Hills Hospital will participate in the September preparedness event at the Forest Hills Little League on Fleet Street off Alderton Street.

Please mark the date and come. There will be lots of information on how to prepare in the event of an emergency. There will be safety information from the NYPD.

There will also be the NYPD rock climbing wall. The NYPD will also have the child ID program.

The Child ID program is for parents, grandparents and guardians of children who want to help keep our children safe, The NYPD will take a photo of your child and will provide to you the NYPD photo ID and digital fingerprinting. This will be for your records.

The photo ID will include information about the child, date of birth, etc and will be for you. The cards will be made at the event and given to the parents.

Upcoming meeting

Our next meeting is Wednesday, Sept. 17, at 7:30 p.m. at the precinct’s Austin Street stationhouse. Firefighter Medina will speak about safety precautions and also a future chance for you to learn CPR.

In addition, we will also have a speaker from the Mayor’s office to talk about domestic violence. Most importantly, if you have not yet had a chance, you can meet Capt. Judith Harrison, the precinct’s new commander.

Come join us for coffee and cake to welcome our new commanding officer and have a chance to say hello. She will also address the safety issues in our community.

Magazine drive

Our 112th Precinct Council is sponsoring a magazine drive for our September meeting. Magazines should be brought to the meeting and I will be bringing them to our local hospitals on behalf of our community. When they are given to patients, magazines make a great diversion for people to read. A magazine or a puzzle book or crossword book would be really appreciated.

At a second hospital, the magazines will be left in the waiting rooms for patients who are waiting for surgery, and for relatives who are in the waiting rooms waiting to hear about their family members. It will also be donated to the ICU floor waiting room for family members.

All donations are really appreciated. Please be sure if you are bringing magazines that were delivered to you to remove your name and address.

We thank the 112th Precinct for participating in this drive and celebrate the police community collaboration to help people in our community.

Editor’s note: Heidi Harrison Chain is president of the 112th Precinct Community Council.