Anton: Take time to ensure your Paradise Valley home is fire safe

Recent Independent article showcases more than one issue

By James Anton
Posted 10/28/19

The Oct. 23 article on Fire Safety article in the Town of Paradise Valley Independent provided valuable reminders of steps we all can take in case of a fire in our homes.

Unfortunately, the …

To Our Valued Readers –

Visitors to our website will be limited to five stories per month unless they opt to subscribe.

For $5.99, less than 20 cents a day, subscribers will receive unlimited access to the website, including access to our Daily Independent e-edition, which features Arizona-specific journalism and items you can’t find in our community print products, such as weather reports, comics, crossword puzzles, advice columns and so much more six days a week.

Our commitment to balanced, fair reporting and local coverage provides insight and perspective not found anywhere else.

Your financial commitment will help to preserve the kind of honest journalism produced by our reporters and editors. We trust you agree that independent journalism is an essential component of our democracy. Please click here to subscribe.

Sincerely,
Charlene Bisson, Publisher, Independent Newsmedia

Please log in to continue

Log in
I am anchor

Anton: Take time to ensure your Paradise Valley home is fire safe

Recent Independent article showcases more than one issue

Posted

The Oct. 23 article on Fire Safety article in the Town of Paradise Valley Independent provided valuable reminders of steps we all can take in case of a fire in our homes.

Unfortunately, the article left out what we can do to enhance the fire departments ability to save our homes.

As an HOA board member in a 48-home community, we recently discovered the following in our community.

1. Of the seven fire hydrants in our community, two were hidden by bushes --- not anymore.
2. All our fire hydrants were all faded and in need of paint --- now newly painted bright yellow.
3. As we live in a community with no street lights, fire hydrants are hard to find at night --- we went on Amazon and bought blue reflectors and placed them on the roadway across from each fire hydrant so first responders can quickly find them at night.
4. We found that most of are residents had no idea where their closest fire hydrant was. The Town provided us with a map of ther fire hydrants inside and surrounding our HOA which we distributed to our neighbors.

With this article, I am asking every homeowner to take a moment, go outside and make certain are fire department has everything they need to save your home.

Editor’s note: Mr. Anton is a member of the Paradise Valley Planning Commission

Comments