Whittier Heights Community Council and Kirke Park Emergency Communications Hub are showing “The Princess Bride” as Outdoor Movie Night on Saturday, September 9, 2017 at Kirke Park.
First learn about our Whittier Heights Emergency Hub at 6:30 pm. We’ll show how the hub can assist our neighborhood during a catastrophic event. Come see our hub equipment!
Then our outdoor movie starts at 7:30 pm (all-ages animated short at 7:30 pm, followed by “The Princess Bride” at 8 pm.) There will be a food truck plus restroom facilities (yes, a Honey Bucket!)
Bring: chairs (low-back chairs preferred), blankets, picnic supplies
Neighbors, please join us – all ages welcome!
From Seattle Parks and Recreation: We need your input! Seattle Parks and Recreation is expanding Baker Park on Crown Hill! Please join Seattle Parks and Recreation’s Planner, Project Manager and Senior Landscape Architect onsite at Baker Park to provide ideas about this exciting new park development.
Public Meeting/Open House
Saturday, August 12, 2017
1 – 3 p.m.
Baker Park on Crown Hill
8347 14th Ave NW, 98117
Thank you to everyone who attended the kick-off meeting for the development of the Baker Park Addition park project on May 20, 2017 at the park. Many neighborhood people including teens and children attended. Most participants and respondents from on-line survey favor improvement for visibility, lighting, expanding existing play area.
Multi-Family Yard Sale – block of 11th (73rd to 75th). Saturday, August 12 at 9 a.m. Between 73rd and 75th on 11th. Multi-family yard sale on this day–come check it out!
The July meeting is this Wednesday at Merrill Gardens at Ballard (5601 24th Ave NW). Agenda to come.
Communications hub volunteers are trained with additional skills and can collect information on local situations, needs, and resources in the event of an emergency. They can relay information between Hubs, the Auxiliary Communications Service, or other locations so that it reaches those in need.
If you’d like to participate in or observe the drill, it is a free event at Loyal Heights Playfield starting at 9 am. For more information, visit: http://seattleemergencyhubs.org/
We just received a large shipment of flags and will start adding them to these requested intersections: 10th/80th, 6th/80th, 21st/80th, 73rd/3rd, 78th/3rd, 65th/14th, 8th/77th, 58th/8th.
Please post any requests for additional intersections or if you would like to sponsor an intersection (monitor for missing flags and supply them as needed). Thank you, neighbors!
Saturday, I attended a one day Community Police Academy Training Class and I am going to give you an overview of that class. It covered :
The Constitutional Laws that govern police actions and decision. That includes:
- Constitutional Rights
- Federal Laws
- State Constitution
- RCW (Regulatory Code of the State of Washington)
- Seattle Municipal Code
- Police Policy.
That is a whole lot to learn. And it is something that a cop has to keep in mind and review constantly.
PATROL OPERATION AND PROCEDURES
How the precincts are set up and dispatched. The equipment that a cop carries or packs. Typically, they wear 30 pounds or more including the Kevlar vests.
ARSON/BOMB SQUAD OPERATIONS
We were able to tour the van and take a close look at the suit they wear and the robots they use.
EXPLOSIVE DETECTION DOG AND K9 TRACKING DOG DEMONSTRATIONS
An overview of the training each dog and handler has to go thru plus the mandatory testing that is required before to dog and handler can be certified.
PRISM SIMULATOR (SHOOT/DON’T SHOOT)
This was, for me, a sobering experience. The simulator is interactive and employs Glocks that are modified to use laser lights and not bullets. During my sim, after attempted to get the subject to drop the knife, I had about a second to make the shoot/don’t shoot decision.
- New recruits go thru initial testing for 3 – 6 months
- Attend the Police Academy for 5 1/2 months
- Post duty 6 weeks
- Fields Training 3 1/2 months
- Probation for 1 year
The DOJ and SPD agreed to a list of ‘markers’ that SPD would have to meet and that will be done sometime this summer. At that point, the DOJ will begin a 2 year monitor of SPD and then the oversight will end.
The class was given at the Police shooting range in Tukwila. SPD did a very good job of putting that class together and I found it well worth my time. They also offer a more in depth Community training class that is an 11 week course, 4 hours a week in the evening. They have a spring course and a fall course for those that are interested. This class gave me a better understanding and a healthy respect for our police officers.
Community Emergency Communications Meeting at Kirke Park P-Patch on June 20th. Everyone is welcome to attend to find out about this program.
From the City: “The Seattle Office of Emergency Management (OEM) is pleased to announce a new partnership with the P-Patch Community Gardening Program to designate all P-Patch Gardens as gathering places during an emergency (Community Emergency Hubs.)
“What is a P-Patch Community Emergency Hub and How Might I Participate?”
NORTH END SESSION: Kirke Park P-Patch
7028 9th Ave. NW, Seattle, WA, 98117
9th Ave NW & NW 73rd St.
Tuesday June 20th, 2017
6:30PM – 8 PM
For questions, feel free to contact P-Patch Staff member OEM Liaison Julie Bryan at: email@example.com , phone: 206-684-0540, or Seattle OEM Community Planning Coordinator Debbie Goetz at: firstname.lastname@example.org, phone: 206-684-0517.”