Friday, November 23, 2012
Here's some advice for keeping holiday shopping all fun, no fuss.
The holiday shopping season is here, and whether you're shopping the small businesses in Ferndale or heading out to an area mall, you'll want to keep some safe shopping tips in mind. Ferndale Police Chief Tim Collins said at the Ferndale City Council meeting last week that he wanted to "remind residents and shoppers to be careful" and to put their packages and bags in their trunks, versus in the passenger seat or backseat where they are in plain view to the public. For more safe shopping advice, local mall manager Catherine O'Malley - who runs Fairlane Town Center in Dearborn - offers these tips: 1. "Make sure you're comfortable," O'Malley said. She said she often sees Black Friday shoppers at the mall in pajamas and slippers. Is it comfy…
Saturday, October 27, 2012
Prevention is key on Halloween. Here's what you can do to keep yourself and your family safe.
As Halloween approaches, registered nurse Donna Bucciarelli from Safety City U.S.A. and Beaumont Children's Hospital in Royal Oak is offering some practical safety tips for parents and their children. “There are just so many things that the trick-or-treaters can do to protect themselves, and things homeowners can do, too," Bucciarelli said. Here's how to keep your family safe this Halloween. “For many, the observance of Halloween begins with pumpkin carving," said Bucciarelli, trauma prevention coordinator and Safety City U.S.A. education program manager. "Never let your children help in carving or cutting your pumpkins. Instead, encourage them to draw the face on the pumpkin with crayon or marker. They can also help remove the seeds …
Sunday, June 3, 2012
In an interview with WDET's Jerome Vaughn, Ferndale Police Chief Timothy Collins said the city is a "very safe community" and crime has trended down for the last five years.
Ferndale Police Chief Tim Collins said the city of Ferndale is a "very safe community" in an interview with WDET's Jerome Vaughn on May 31. He also told the Detroit news station that crime has trended down for the past five years in Ferndale but some people assume the city is unsafe because it's on the Detroit border. Collins encouraged people to look at public crime statistics compared to nearby communities and said "you'd be surprised." Collins also discussed other issues facing the police department and offered safety tips for residents. Listen to the full interview here.