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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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Your Residents Do Not Live Alone

As you are aware, each resident is unique and one of a kind.  Have you  thought about those residents who may be at higher risk for fire or injury?  If you have thought about it, now it is time to act upon it. Teach your residents to be fire safe.  Explain to them that their risk […]

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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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Is Your Community Prepared?

In light of the 4.1 earthquake out of Yorba Linda last week, preparedness is  a topic that is never overdone. According to the ReadyOC website, June is National Safety Month. Read and share the invaluable information that will help prepare you,  and your residents in the event of a disaster.  I especially like the Public Service Announcements in English and […]

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If it Happened to De Niro – It can Happen to You

As De Niro so famously asks “Are you talking to me?”  Yes, we are!   While Robert De Niro was out of the country, someone at his New York apartment reported a fire.   Thankfully, no one was hurt but residents on the fifth floor, as well as the fourth and sixth, were displaced.  The report stated that the fire started due […]

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