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Serving The Boulder Ridge Community
Boulder Ridge Neighborhood Patrol
Possess a valid driver license or Arizona identification card.
Complete mandatory Phoenix Neighborhood Patrol training, 4 hours.
How many hours are required to participate?
Once you complete the 4-hour training, you decide the amount of time you wish to participate.
If you would like to find out more information about our Neighborhood Patrol click on the button below.
Phoenix Neighborhood Patrol participants are citizens, not police officers or police department volunteers. They have no powers of arrest beyond that of any private citizen. They are trained for observation purposes only and participate for benefit of their community or neighborhood.
Phoenix Neighborhood Patrol has long supported the notion that involved residents are the most effective crime fighters, reporting suspicious activity as it occurs.
Virtual Block Watch
The Phoenix Police Department has launched a new crime-fighting program called "Virtual Block Watch". The idea is simple if you have a security camera let us know that you do. Then, if there is a crime in the area we will know where we might be able to find video footage of the suspect. Registering your camera not only helps deter crime but assists the Department in its overall crime prevention strategy in your neighborhood. You aren't granting us control of your camera or sharing control, simply letting us know you have it so we know where another set of eyes are to help us fight crime
The lighted arm bands and pet lights have been well received by the community. If you would like to have one or both please contact me. We have an adequate amount left and the funds to reorder if necessary.
We welcome several new residents to our community. The patrol is always looking for volunteers to join our group. You control your schedule and have great flexibility. The patrol can be driven by car or golf cart, walking or on bicycle. Our next training class is November 16, 2019. If interested in signing up please contact me or Mike Haddad.
We also encourage all residents to be aware of unknown persons within our community. If you have concern about an individual or vehicle please contact the office or any Patrol team member. Rosalie Murch, #174
If you have a ring doorbell that takes videos, please save the video if you have had a crime at your house or close by. A Ring Doorbell can be triggered by someone pushing the button or by something large enough to trigger the doorbell. The police may want to view this video for possible leads to a crime that occurred close by.
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Boulder Ridge Neighborhood Patrol
Request from our Boulder Ridge Neighborhood Patrol
Obey our traffic speed of 10 MPH throughout the park.
This is for everyone's safety.
If you see something suspicious report it.
When walking at night have a visible light on your person and your pets, it is pretty dark in our neighborhood and cars cannot see you until they are quite close.
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Boulder Ridge Neighborhood Patrol
members making our community safer.
Boulder Ridge/Phoenix Neighborhood Patrol members Mike Haddad on the right and Dave Braley on the left, and Ric Peabody installed six motion detecting flood-lights in the RV storage lot. More lights are coming to BR in the near future. The lights were acquired through a city of Phoenix grant program. Thanks to our Neighborhood Patrol members for the safety equipment.
Don't let this happen to you, lock your doors and lock your car, also watch your neighbors house when possible.
Together we can make a difference to lower crime in our area.
Fire safety tips that could help save your life
(BPT) - Having working smoke alarms in your home is as important as wearing a seatbelt in your car. It's a necessity that protects you and your loved ones. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), approximately three out of five home fire deaths occur in residences with no working smoke alarms or without any smoke alarms at all. These cases can be avoided as smoke alarms are accessible and easy to install.
Smoke alarms serve a critical and life-saving purpose, sounding when smoke is detected to give people the most time possible to escape and call for help. The NFPA shares that the risk of dying from a home fire is cut in half if working smoke alarms are in place. However, only 23% of Americans check their smoke alarms monthly, according to data from a new survey conducted by UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute (FSRI). Smoke alarms with dead, missing or disconnected batteries account for a significant number of fire tragedies, and according to the NFPA, 46% of nonworking smoke alarms are due to missing or disconnected batteries.
While an unexpected chirp - beep, beep, beep - from a smoke alarm may sometimes be a nuisance, the need for working smoke alarms is critically important. Forty years ago, people had around 17 minutes to escape their home in the event of a fire. Today, due to synthetic materials, furniture, more spacious floor plans and lighter-weight construction materials, people now have three minutes or less to escape their home. Smoke alarms give the earliest possible warning that there could be a fire.
New technology has made smoke alarms better at differentiating common smoke from cooking, and an actual, potentially life-threatening fire. While it is difficult to eliminate all nuisance chirps, the next generation of alarms will greatly reduce nuisance alarms due to cooking - the leading reason for a smoke alarm to be disabled, according to the NFPA and Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC). This practice is extremely dangerous.
"Simply put, the complacent 'it won't happen to me' approach many take when it comes to fires can have significant consequences today," said Steve Kerber, vice president, Research, UL FSRI. "Working smoke alarms are an easy and effective safeguard to protect you and your family, and with new technology greatly reducing nuisance alarms, we're hoping to see significantly fewer disabled alarms in the field when responding to fires."
Smoke alarms help save lives. Here are helpful fire safety tips to follow:
* Install working smoke alarms on every level of the house, in every sleeping room, outside each sleeping area and in the basement.
* Position smoke alarms on the ceiling or high on a wall. Smoke alarms should be at least 10 feet away from the stove.
* Test all smoke alarms once a month. Press the test button to be sure the alarm is working.
* Don't disable your smoke alarms.
* Working smoke alarms will continue to provide protection through the end of their 10-year life span. At the end of the 10-year span, install new alarms with enhanced technology.
* Create an escape plan, practice it with your immediate and extended family and caregivers, and act on it when an alarm sounds.
* Close Before You Doze. A closed door can be an effective barrier against deadly levels of carbon monoxide, smoke and flames, keeping rooms survivable for longer.
* Get down, get out and stay out if a smoke alarm goes off in your home or building.
For information on the technology advancements behind these life-saving products and for more fire safety tips, visit smokealarms.UL.org.
If you are having a true emergency call 911 immediately, do not call Neighborhood Patrol.