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Safety & Security

Safety and security in our neighbourhood are crucial for fostering a sense of well-being and community. They promote trust among residents, encourage outdoor activities, and attract businesses, ultimately enhancing the overall quality of life.

Ensuring safety involves creating a supportive environment and fostering open communication among neighbours and local authorities. Security measures such as surveillance systems, 24-hour patrols, and vigilant community awareness also contribute significantly to maintaining a safe neighbourhood.

Benefits for FNA Members :

  • Trained security managers, delivering a 24-hour, 365 days service.
  • Service level agreements with five local security companies and Priority-Care ambulance service.
  • ⁠You have access to FICH-Net radio network for quick and easy communication (optional).
  • Access to our 24-hour emergency number.
  • Daily crime reports and daily scheduled crime prevention patrols.
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Frequently Asked Questions:

What do I do in an emergency?

During an emergency, staying calm is crucial. Here are steps to follow:

Assess the Situation:
Quickly evaluate the nature and severity of the emergency. Ensure your safety first.

Call for Help:
If you are an FNA member you can call our 24-hour emergency number. Provide clear and concise information about the situation. Make sure you make use of the emergency plan that the FNA will provide to you.

Follow Safety Procedures:
If there’s a specific procedure for the type of emergency (e.g., fire, medical emergency), follow established safety guidelines.

Evacuate if Necessary:
Follow instructions strictly during an emergency situation to prevent confusion. Use established escape routes according to the supplied emergency plan.

Communicate Clearly:
Keep communication lines open. Inform others about the emergency, especially if they’re nearby and might be affected.

Provide First Aid:
If trained and it’s safe to do so, administer first aid to anyone who needs it while waiting for professional help.

Stay Informed:
Follow instructions from emergency responders or authorities. Stay updated of the situation, if possible.

Remember, staying calm and collected can help you make better decisions during an emergency. Always prioritise your safety and the safety of those around you.

How can I prevent a house break?

There are several steps you can take to prevent house break-ins:

Secure Entry Points:
Ensure all doors, windows, and other entry points are locked securely when you’re away. Consider using deadbolts, window locks, and security bars.

Install a Security System:
Set up an alarm system or install security cameras to deter burglars. Visible cameras can act as a deterrent, while an alarm system alerts you and authorities in case of a break-in.

Outdoor Lighting:
Illuminate your property, especially entry points, with motion-sensor lights. Well-lit areas discourage potential intruders.

Be Discreet:
Avoid leaving valuables in plain sight, and close curtains or blinds to prevent anyone from easily seeing inside your home.

Maintain Your Property:
Keep your yard tidy to avoid providing hiding spots for intruders. Trim bushes and trees near windows and doors.

Build Relationships:
Get to know your neighbours and participate in our neighbourhood association’s program. Looking out for each other can significantly reduce the chances of a break-in.

Be Cautious with Information:
Refrain from sharing your vacation plans or other extended absences on social media or in public forums. This information can tip-off potential burglars.

Taking these preventive measures can significantly decrease the risk of a break-in and enhance the security of your home.

What are some holiday safety tips?

Here are some holiday safety tips:

Secure Your Home:
Before leaving, ensure all doors and windows are locked. Use timers for lights to give the impression that someone is home.

Travel Plans:
If traveling, have someone you trust collect your mail, packages, and newspapers. This prevents your absence from being obvious.

Fire Safety:
Be cautious with decorations, especially those near heat sources. Check smoke alarms and have a fire extinguisher handy.

Empty House Register:
Make sure to inform the FNA when you will go on holiday. We will add you on the empty house register and we will make sure our team patrols your house regularly.

Did you know?

  • You have access to a 24-hour service for any emergency. It includes a dedicated ambulance service. The FNA provides all members with an emergency plan upon joining.
  • We have a License Plate Recognition camera system in place.
  • If you go on holiday, you have access to an “empty house” register – your house will be visited daily.
  • Less than 2% of all crimes reported monthly at Park Road Police Station are reported in Fichardt Park.
  • All our security managers are PSIRA registered.

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