Staying Safe

Whether trying to protect your home from fires, keep your mail and packages safe, or avoiding criminals, we are here to support you and give you some safety tips. We invite a local police officer, fire chief, or postal worker to share tips on how to keep yourself, your family, and your belongings safe.

Just last month, a postal worker came to let us know some ways to keep your packages safe. Many citizens who work in the city have their packages delivered either to their offices or to package lockers and drive them back home. This is a great option for those of you who are uncomfortable having packages delivered on the porch – especially at this time of year.

A few folks have installed security cameras which have thwarted a couple of kids yanking packages off of front porches and steps. Maybe chat with your neighbor to decide upon a central location to install a security camera that sees both front steps.

If you work from home or locally, you may want to have all packages require signatures when being left – this way they’ll never be left at your home when you’re not there.

And finally, Carol down that the Post Office would be happy to help you set up an agreement to have the post office hold all pacakges meant for you.

Whether you’re having a book of easy piano songs delivered for your daughter to practice or a brand new dining room set for your family dinners, if you spend money on it you definitely want to protect it!