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From SPD: Personal Safety Training

April 27th, 2010 by Athima Chansanchai

Living in cities requires a certain amount of awareness. Take it from me, having lived in small-town Mississippi and suburban Florida, living in urban environs takes a little adjustment. I think I can say I’ve picked up some things having spent years as a resident of DC, Baltimore, New York (Manhattan) and now Seattle.

For instance, I vary my routine quite a bit, use timers for my living room and porch lights, alert my neighbors when I’ll be out of town, and rarely walk in my neighborhood by myself after dark. I also try not to linger getting in and out of my car and make sure it’s pretty clear before I get out.

But I think everyone can learn more – and should be open to good advice from reputable sources.

Police, from MorgueFile.com

Thursday, April 29 from 7 pm to 8:30 pm, FAWN (Fremont Aurora Wallingford Neighbors) invites you to hear Diane HorswillCrime Prevention Coordinator at the North Precinct, a civilian position, who will speak about personal safety training. Meet in the library of BF Day Elementary, 3921 Linden Avenue North, at the south end of the main floor. The talk replaces the April 29 FAWN walk.

To request being on the FAWN listserv, e-mail fawn.seattle@gmail.com.

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