Do You Have Working Smoke Alarms?
On March 9th, when clocks "spring forward" 1 hour, it's wise to use this time as a reminder to check your smoke alarm batteries throughout the house. The District recommends adding new batteries at least once a year, and testing smoke alarms monthly to ensure they will work in a fire. In addition, any smoke alarms that are ten or more years old should be replaced. When replacing smoke alarms, choose the newer styles with a ten-year, or long life battery so that changing batteries is no longer necessary. These long life battery smoke alarms are also great for high or hard to reach locations.
Smoke alarms should be located inside all bedrooms, in the hallways outside of bedrooms, and on each level of the home. They are not required in the garage. A carbon monoxide alarm should be located in the hallway outside the bedrooms, on each level of the home, and at least 15 feet away from the fireplace.
The District is continuing their free CPR classes to the public, featuring the basic hands-only method CPR for infants, children and adults. This class does not provide medical certification for nurses and other medical professionals, but is a great basic course for new parents, babysitters, family members of elderly and/or disabled persons, or anyone looking to brush up on their CPR skills with the latest technique. Dates for the upcoming courses are below:
Thursday, March 20th - 6:30 - 8:30 PM
Thursday, April 17th - 6:30 - 8:30 PM
Residents can register for the course by calling our Admin. Office at 831-685-6690.
Storm Safety - Are You Prepared?
The recent rains have been a welcome change from the drought, but also can potentially cause issues with flooding, particularly in the intermix areas and those closest to the ocean and creek beds. Our Flood/Landslide Safety Page offers a number of tips and valuable resources (such as local sandbag and sand distributors) for those wanting to protect their homes and business from the risk of sudden flooding.