Dallas, TX - Colder weather is here along with football games, outdoor fall carnivals, trick-or-treating and the warm and cozy scents of pumpkin spice. Associa Supports Kids reminds families that it’s also a great time to keep safety top-of-mind with these autumn safety tips for your family and home.
As 15-year-old Fiona explains in the ASK Keeping Kids Safe and Strong Video, kids should always think about safety in the home and in the community:
Make sure to bundle children up. Even in Texas, fall mornings can dip down to 50 degrees. Send children off to school with a jacket, and gloves and a hat when the weather gets colder.
Take time to test smoke alarms in every room. The change of season is a great reminder to replace smoke alarm batteries.
Place matches, lighters and candles away from children, and pets. It only takes a second to unintentionally start a fire.
Don’t leave burning candles unattended. Nothing smells better than the autumn scents of pumpkin spice, but unattended burning candles can accidentally catch nearby objects or drapery on fire.
Do not dry children’s damp hats, gloves, scarves or other clothing on space heaters.
Make sure to have an emergency kit in your home and an extra for your car. Every emergency kit should have flashlight, first-aid kit and basic tools. For your car, be sure to include jumper cables, windshield washer fluid and extra blankets.
Associa Supports Kids is a value-added program for Associa community residents, designed to enhance the neighborhood community experience. The program focuses on educating parents and kids about safety and fitness. At neighborhood events, Scout, the ASK mascot, hands out Safety Tip coloring books, plush Scout toys, rub-on tattoos, and Scout’s own books – Scout Goes to the Beach, Scout Goes to a Sleepover and Scout Stays Active and Strong – to each child in attendance. Parents receive an ASK safety brochure and a ChildPrint identification kit. In addition, ASK is focused on keeping kids strong and healthy by promoting physical activity through sports sponsorships. For more information on both the Safety and Sports Sponsorships programs, visit www.associasupportskids.org.
Building and managing successful communities for more than 35 years, Associa is the worldwide leader in community management with over 9,000 employees operating more than 170 branch offices in the United States, Mexico, Canada, the United Arab Emirates and South Africa. Based in Dallas, Texas, our industry expertise, financial strength, and innovation meet the unique needs of clients across the world with customized services and solutions designed to help communities achieve their vision. To learn more about Associa and its charitable organization, Associa Cares, go to www.associaonline.com or www.associacares.com.
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