The HSS Mission: As stated in the Fearrington Homeowners Association (FHA) Articles of Incorporation, one of the important purposes of the FHA is to "provide for the health, safety and welfare" of the residents of Fearrington Village. As part of this important mission, and to be in compliance with the Articles, the FHA works hard to sustain a comprehensive resident-based Health, Safety, and Security Committee (HSS) to advise the Board of Directors on policies, programs, and services that will help to keep village residents healthy and safe. In addition to its communication with Fearrington residents, the HSS Committee maintains collaborative relationships with the Chatham County Emergency Management Division and 911, Emergency Medical Services (EMS/FirstHealth), the Chatham County North Chatham Fire Department, the Chatham County Sheriff's Department, and the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT).
Supporting Subcommittees (See each hot-link below for information on each component.) These subcommittees work under the direction of Warren Ort, the 2019-2021 FHA Board member overseeing Health, Safety, & Security matters.
- Emergency Preparedness maintains and promotes vital information related to emergency preparedness and individual/community/and County level emergency response.
- Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Planning NOTE: This Health, Safety, and Security component is currently being revived and restructured. Check the hot-linked page to see the historical context.
- Community Watch Information seeks to ensure that neighbors in Fearrington look out for one another and their property. In addition to its communication with Fearrington organizations, the committee maintains collaborative relationships with the Swim & Croquet Board, Fitch Creations, and the Chatham County Sheriff Department.
- Road Safety urges everyone to increase safety on all streets and roads in Fearrington Village for pedestrians, drivers, and cyclists. In order to carry out this mission, the committee works to raise and maintain awareness of the NCDOT-mandated village-wide 25 MPH speed limit and stop signs. They also operate a radar speed monitoring system and receive information from citizens regarding threats to safety on streets, roads, and paths.
- If you wish to read the committee's entire unabridged (eleven-page) report on Roads and Road Safety Issues in Fearrington Village, CLICK HERE. Note that the FHA does not own or maintain any roads in the village.
- If you would like to have a copy of the slides used at an FHA Open Board Meeting Program, which was focused on Selective Safety Matters: 15/501 Signal Light & Village Roads and The Residential KNOX-BOX®, CLICK HERE.