The White Plains Council of Neighborhood Associations (WPCNA) coordinates the neighborhood associations in White Plains, NY.
Its purpose is to enhance the quality of life in the City, and in particular, in its neighborhoods.
As an advisory council, the WPCNA functions by disseminating information and opinion to the public and public officials, and by encouraging local action.
Its monthly meetings bring together both representatives from the member associations, who come to discuss the citywide issues impacting their neighborhoods, and unaffiliated White Plains residents, who come to voice individual concerns.
The WPCNA encourages members to develop and share resources and activities to benefit the people of White Plains.
February Monthly Meeting: A Burning Issue -- Fire Department Staffing Shortfall
The February Meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at 7:30 pm at Education House, 5 Homeside Lane, White Plains, NY. Our guests will be representatives of the White Plains Professional Firefighters IAFF Local 274 who will talk about "How the Shortfall in Fire Department Staffing Impacts the Neighborhoods." [PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE OF DATE: This meeting was originally set for Tuesday, February 14 -- Valentine's Day.]
The firefighters are sure to mention a recent fire at 203 Mamaroneck Avenue, a congested area not far from Fire Department Headquarters. The fire, on the fourth floor of a mixed-use residential-retail building, was under control in about 30 minutes. While there were no other injuries, a firefighter was hurt in the line of duty and hospitalized.
The firefighters got to the fire from Headquarters in under two minutes, but short of manpower, they called in assistance from several neighboring departments. On its Local 274 Facebook page, they said ""This goes to show that a lightning fast response and adequate manpower are necessary to operate safely and efficiently at a fire scene ..."
The meeting is open to the public -- bring your friends and neighbors -- and will start promptly at 7:30 pm. Light refreshments will be served.
This is sure to be a lively evening so please come early to get a good seat and allow time for audience participation and networking.
1. Annual WPCNA dues for 2017 are still only $25. Neighborhood association delegates should bring a check payable to WPCNA to the meeting. One check per association.
2. 2017 Meeting Schedule 1/10/2017, 2/15/2017, 3/14/2017, 4/18,2017, 5/9,2017, 6/13/2017, 9/12/2017, 10/10/2017, 11/14/2017, 12/12/2017. All meetings are second Tuesdays, except 4/18/2017 which is the third Tuesday.
If you'd like to speak or have a suggestion for a future WPCNA meeting, please let us know.
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