The Northside Public Safety Council would like to remind residents that as the weather cools down, it’s a great time to check household heaters to prevent fire and CO2 emissions.

“With the seassafety1-660x880ons changing and the cold weather approaches, now would be a good time to check the safety & function of your furnace and be ready for the season ahead of us,” said Northside Public Safety Council President David Stacy.

On the Northside in April, there were approximately 498 incidents were reported, which led to approximately 210 arrests.

The Northside Public Safety Council is a nonprofit corporation composed of community leaders, businesses, government officials the Housing Authority, property owners and the Zone 1 Pittsburgh Police.

The Northside Public Safety Committee meets the first Thursday of each month at 5:30 p.m. on the mezzanine level of The Northside Leadership Conference’s offices at 4 Allegheny  Center. All are welcome.

A useful resource for the community is the Zone 1 website at www.communitysafety.pittsburghpa.gov.

For questions or concerns regarding crime or police presence, contact the Zone 1 Community Relations Officer, Forrest Hodges at forrest.hodges@pittsburghpa.gov.