Tag Archives: Orange County Apartment Assoication

Grilling Hot Doggity Happiness

While everyone prepares for the 4th of July festivities, we thought it might be wise to send out one last “shout-out” in the name of summer safety; specifically with regard to barbeques and grilling.  The scene:    Children in the pool with a responsible “Water Watcher” and the Grill Master cooking madly to feed the crowd […]

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Celebrating our Nation’s Birthday Safely

On Wednesday, June 27, Orange County Firefighters responded to a fire due to  fireworks going through an apartment window.  The first item that was ignited was a sofa which spread to nearby drapes.  As we prepare to celebrate our nation’s birthday in the upcoming week, Orange County firefighters encourage residents to attend public fireworks displays. Click […]

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Keeping the Kitchen Cool with Couscous

Disney Family Fun webpage offers plenty of wonderful summer recipes that keep cooking easy and the kitchen cool! Couscous Salad with Turkey is a colorful salad packed with a variety of flavors and textures that kids and grown-ups find fun and tasty. The spinach can be torn and mixed into the salad or used whole as a bed, as […]

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Half a Dozen Non-Fatal Drownings Last Week!

 Last week was busy for Orange County firefighters who responded to 6 separate non-fatal drowning incidents.  Each of these events was completely preventable.  If everyone consistently practiced the ABC’s of Water Safety, you wouldn’t be reading this right now.  It seems like a good time to review the basics of water safety: A — Active Adult Supervision at all […]

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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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