Members of the district attorney's youth advisory board will participate in the gathering, as community members will consider a number of ways to enhance city and town safety throughout the region. Additionally, local police officials and educators will provide insight into safety issues affecting parents and children.
Leaders in Fort Bend County, Texas, are scheduling a Community Safety Day to teach local residents a wide variety of skills. Your Houston News reports that the event will be held on April 6, 2013, and will feature several booths and presentations.
Event participants can learn about fire safety from local fire department personnel during the safety session. Area hospital workers will also provide first aid tips to county citizens.
The town supervisor in Pittsford, New York, shared her concerns about community safety after a recent accident in the area. WHEC-TV reports that several homeowners are worried about community safety in the region after a person was killed while waiting for a bus near Pittsford's East Avenue in January 2013.
Investigators noted that the accident occurred when 30-year-old driver Michael Hanna allegedly struck the victim with his unregistered vehicle. The incident has led many residents to question the area's community safety plans, and some citizens are asking town officials to consider the installation of new sidewalks.
"A bunch of the neighbors actually walk here and some of them won't walk anymore. They've been concerned. They've been here a lot longer and they've been concerned for a long time," local business owner Mike Wood told the news source.
However, some city leaders are concerned about the costs to make improvements across the area.
"We are talking about possibl[y] 10,000 linear feet which is a little less that two miles. I think they have that being somewhere about $620,000 for one side of the street," Pittsford Town Supervisor Sandra Zutes told the news outlet.
Updating city and town residents during emergencies such as blackouts, evacuations and lockdowns is critical. Mass notification systems like uAlert by Amerilert enable community officials to send messages through a variety of platforms, including emails, text message alerts, phone calls, Facebook updates, Twitter posts and website notifications.