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Halloween Safety Tips From the Pasadena Fire Department

first_img Business News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Subscribe Herbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyZac Efron Is Dating A New Hottie?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNutritional Strategies To Ease AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeauty 6 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Top of the News Public Safety Halloween Safety Tips From the Pasadena Fire Department Published on Tuesday, October 13, 2015 | 11:56 am Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenacenter_img Community News Many hallmarks of Halloween – lit Jack o’ Lanterns, candle decorations and billowing costumes – pose fire hazards.As children and families select costumes and decorate their homes, the Pasadena Fire Department encourages everyone to implement simple safety precautions to ensure that this year’s festivities are fun and fire-free.Halloween is one of the top five days of the year when candles are used, and according to the National Fire Protection Association, candles are the cause of thousands of house fires and injuries each year along with millions of dollars in property damage.But a few simple precautions can help you protect your home and trick-or-treaters against fire and other accidents this Halloween:• When choosing a costume, stay away from billowing or long, trailing fabric. If you are making your own costume, choose material that won’t ignite easily if it comes into contact with heat or flame. If your children are wearing masks, make sure the eye holes are large enough so they can see out.• Provide children with flashlights or glow sticks to carry as part of their costumes.• Dried flowers, cornstalks and crepe paper are highly flammable. Keep these and other decorations well away from open flames and heat sources, including light bulbs and heaters.• It is safest to use flashlights or battery-operated candles in Jack o’ Lanterns. If you use real candles, use extreme caution. Make sure children are watched at all times when candles are lit. When lighting candles inside Jack o’ Lanterns, use long, fireplace-style matches or utility lighters. Be sure to place lit pumpkins well away from anything that can burn, and far enough out of the way of trick-or-treaters, doorsteps, walkways and yards.• If you choose to use candle decorations, be sure to keep them well attended at all times.• Remember to keep exits clear of decorations so nothing blocks escape routes.• Remind children to stay away from open flames. Be sure they know how to stop, drop and roll if their clothing catches fire. (Have them practice stopping immediately, dropping to the ground, covering their faces with their hands, and rolling over and over to put out the flames.)• Use flashlights as alternatives to candles and torch lights when decorating walkways and yards. They are much safer for trick-or-treaters whose costumes may brush against the lighting.• If your children are going to Halloween parties at others’ homes, have them look for ways out of the home and plan how they would get out in an emergency.• Make sure children go trick-or-treating with responsible adults.• Remind children to stay together as a group and walk from house to house.• Review how to cross a street with your children. Look left, right, and left again to be sure no cars are approaching before crossing the street.• Make a rule that children will not eat any treat until it has been brought home and examined by a grown-up.For more information, call the Pasadena Fire Department at (626) 744-7177. Make a comment More Cool Stuff Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * First Heatwave Expected Next Week faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website last_img read more

High-profile agent signs up to join new recruitment ‘associate’ network

first_imgHome » News » High-profile agent signs up to join new recruitment ‘associate’ network previous nextProducts & ServicesHigh-profile agent signs up to join new recruitment ‘associate’ networkWill Smith is to become the region’s Rayner Personnel representative but continue to run the Land and New Homes part of his Compete agency.Nigel Lewis1st September 20200652 Views A leading SW estate agent is the latest to join an unusual new network of industry recruitment ‘associates’ after revealing that they have found local recruiters ‘lacklustre’.Will Smith (above), who is well known in the region as the founder of five-branch and new homes specialist Complete, is to become the SW of England representative of Rayner, leaving the company’s MD Jade Boyles-White (above)to concentrate on running its estate agency operation.The firm has offices in Exeter, Newton Abbot, Plymouth, Teignmouth and Bovey Tracey.“As a growing estate agency we have often been left disappointed by recruiters, with many being somewhat lacklustre,” says Boyles-White.“Recruitment and estate agency involve similar skills to one another and so it makes sense for us to use our industry expertise, experience and contacts to offer an improved, complementary recruitment proposition to estate agencies here in the South West. It makes a lot of sense”.NetworkSmith is the latest of eight such associates to sign up to the network in recent weeks but will continue to look after his company’s New Homes and Land operation.He says: “I’m so excited at the prospect of building the Rayner Personnel proposition locally and in offering the same level of recruitment service that I myself would want and expect.“I’ll be banging on a few industry friends’ doors soon to listen to how our new venture can help them.”The associates programme is part of Rayner Personnel’s push to expand quickly across the UK and become the nation’s leading specialist estate agency recruitment brand.The other recently-joined associates are former LSL heavyweight Jo Green who is now its Group Operations Director; former Rightmove, Zoopla and BYM senior Tony Cassidy who is looking after its specialist B2B recruitment;  former David Andrews lettings manager Becky Sweeney (Central, SW and West London); Rula Talib (North London) formerly of Purplebricks; Alice Darby (South and South West) formerly of Purplebricks; and Edmund Khoury (Essex) formerly of Balgores.Jade Bowles-White September 1, 2020Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021last_img read more