October 2023 Public Safety Newsletter


This is the next installment of Larchmont's monthly Public Safety Newsletter! Every month, pertinent information from the Larchmont Police, Fire, and Code Enforcement Departments will be curated for the residents of our amazing village. Safety tips, events, and other highlights will be displayed. If you require any additional information you may call the Larchmont Police Station at 914-834-1000 or the Larchmont Fire Station at 914-834-0016. 

In the case of an Emergency please call 911

Larchmont Police Department

Coffee with a Cop

Larchmont Fire Department

Fire Prevention Week 2023

Sunday October 8th through Saturday October 14th is Fire Prevention Week! Although fire safety is a year round process, this years highlight is about cooking safety. Cooking is the leading cause of house fires in the United States. 49% of all home fire involve cooking equipment and is the leading cause of fire related injuries.

  • Always keep a close eye on what you’re cooking. For foods with longer cook times, such as those that are simmering or baking, set a timer to help monitor them carefully.
  • Clear the cooking area of combustible items and keep anything that can burn, such as dish towels, oven mitts, food packaging, and paper towels.
  • Turn pot handles toward the back of the stove. Keep a lid nearby when cooking. If a small grease fire starts, slide the lid over the pan and turn off the burner.
  • Create a “kid and pet free zone” of at least three feet around the cooking area and anywhere else hot food or drink is prepared or carried.

Fire Safety Presentations

If you are interested in having a presentation for your group, organization, or school here in the Village of Larchmont, call Lieutenant Boettcher at 914-834-0015 Ext 5 or email [email protected]

All throughout the month of October, we will be visiting local schools for in person fire safety presentations.


Next Month's Feature

November we will highlight the important items to keep with you in case of an emergency such as a hurricane or other disaster. This is commonly referred to as a "Go-Bag"

Village of Larchmont Codes Bureau

The Sanitation Commission will collect yard waste between April 6th to October 27th.  Questions? Call Sanitation at 914-381-7810

The following regulations apply to Yard Waste material set out for collection:

  • Yard waste is: grass clippings, leaves, small branches (bundled) and other plant material, no dirt is to be mixed in. Dirt is not yard waste and will not be collected
  • Yard waste is collected on your second garbage collection day either Thursday or Friday
  • Yard waste may not be set out earlier than the night before collection, and should be set out by 6:30am on your second day of collection
  • Yard waste must be set out in compostable brown bags or in a clean garbage can. Plastic bags are not acceptable
  • The Commission will NOT collect more than five (5) bags or five (5 ) cans of yard waste in any one collection. Excess material may be brought to the Maxwell Avenue Recycling Center by residents only. Landscapers and Gardeners may not bring organic material to the facility
  • Bags/cans of organics may not weigh more than 75lbs

Above: Sergeant Calapai

Spotlight on your Emergency Services Personnel

Every month, we will be featuring one member from our Police and Fire Departments to help our residents get to know us better. Next up is Firefighter Sean Allen from the Larchmont Fire Department!

Daniel Calapai was hired in 2014 and has since been promoted to Sergeant. Dan has been very active in Community Policing. Dan was an Eagle Scout and can be seen in the picture above giving a tour to a local girl scout troop. Dan is very active with the PBA and just finished serving as President, a post he held for the past 5 years. Dan loves spending his time off outdoors with family and friends. 

Want to know more about our Police and Fire Departments? In the coming weeks, our Village website will be updated with the latest information. In addition, if you are on social media, you can check out the Official Larchmont Fire Department Facebook here.

Child Car Seat Inspections

The Car Seat Inspection program has been temporarily paused. We will let you know when this service becomes available once again!

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