Apartment Fire causes 500K in Damages

At 8:42 pm on Monday, July 9th, Orange County Fire Authority responded to an apartment fire started by oil in a pan that was left unattended.  One patient was transported to a medical facility for smoke inhalation.  The Red Cross responded to assist with 11 units of displaced residents. There was $500,000.00 of damage to the apartment building and $20,000.00 of damage […]

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“The Pilot has Left the Building”

The OC Safe Apartment Program has finished their pilot program. The pilot process has been interesting; ask anyone who has participated. The team is curious to learn from a survey evaluating the program, and its potential to alter resident behavior toward safer fire and life safety choices. Fire departments do not want to institute fees and inspections that will be costly to […]

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OC Safe Apartment “Partner” Status

What does the word “Partner” mean to you?  Here at OC Safe Apartments, we like to think of a partner as many people working together as a team for a common goal. Being a partner with OC Safe Apartments will increase the overall safety of your property and residents.  The cost you ask?  The cost […]

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OC Safe Apartments is Building a New Website

OC Safe Apartments needs your help with creating a new web experience for our partners. Be a part of the process in creating a new OC Safe Apartment website that is easy to use and valuable by: Joining us for development meetings Testing out the new site Giving us your ideas about what is needed […]

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Harrowing Fire Escape for Hemet Family

A family had to jump from their second story back window apartment last Monday, December 3rd. Thankfully,  neighbors helped as black smoke came rolling out the window.  Help your residents by sharing the Orange County Fire Authority’s Home Escape Plans.

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FREE Webinar about CO Safety

When:  Thursday, November 15th at 2:00 p.m. What:   A FREE, educational 60-minute webinar for fire departments and other safety advocates to learn more about the 2013 requirements of the California Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Prevention Act. Webinar participants will receive a complimentary kit complete with a large display banner for your local firehouse and other communications […]

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Juveniles and Fire

A couple of weeks ago, Orange County Fire Authority responded to a wildfire in San Clemente.  The fire was intentionally set behind apartments frequented by juveniles.  A child on summer break used a lighter to start twigs and vegetation on fire.  Thankfully it was a slow moving fire and it was contained to small area.  If wind […]

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Grilling safely on the patio…

With the fantastic weather we have in Southern California (especially lately with the heat), we are able to grill year round.  In apartments, the rules of outdoor grilling are different as the negative effect of a fire is a consequence to more than one household. Pictured here are some legal alternatives that I found in a Brookstone catalogue.  “Electric Char-Broil […]

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