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Spring Safety Update from Renton Fire Dept
Posted on Apr 3rd, 2018 Comments (0)
Before jumping into spring cleaning this year, remember to make safety a top priority.  Start by reviewing our spring cleaning safety tips to help you protect your family from common spring cleaning hazards.  Falls and poisonings are the two leading causes of home injuries this time of year. 
Preventing Falls
  • When carrying items up and down stairs, keep one hand free to hold banisters and railings
  • Secure and/or remove telephone and electrical cords from walkways
  • Keep stairs, steps, landings and all floors clear of possible trip hazards
  • When using a ladder, stand at or below the highest safe standing level
    • For a stepladder, the safe standing level is the second rung from the top
    • For an extension ladder, it's the fourth rung from the top
    • Have another person hold the ladder secure
  • Wipe up spills when they happen
  • Insure that stairs and walkways have good lighting
Preventing Poisoning
  • Keep medicines and cleaning products in their original containers with the original labels intact
  • Safely secure products that display the words "Caution", "Warning", "Danger", "Poison", or "Keep Out of Reach of Children"
  • Follow safety recommendations when using harsh cleaning products, such as wearing gloves and masks
  • Never mix cleaning products together, as their contents could react with dangerous results
It's that time of year again!
Posted on Aug 29th, 2017 Comments (0)
With the school starting this week, there are a few things we'd like us all to remember: 
Parents who drive their children to Carriage Crest Elementary should be aware that afternoon traffic and parking at the west entrance along 184th has been a chronic safety and community relations problem for years.  While a Cross-Walk Guard has controlled traffic for the 135th Place crossing, that guard cannot protect children who emerge between parked cars to cross the street away from that intersection.  When 184th Street is opened to the east, this situation is going to get worse because of the increase in through traffic volume. For that reason, the county has posted 'No parking or standing during school hours" signs, like the one attached, within a hundred feet of that intersection, including the adjacent traffic circle.  
A little consideration goes a long way towards making this difficult situation manageable: 
1) Park your car before the children appear
2) Respect the signs and park away from the intersection and traffic circle
3) Do not block driveways
4) Do not drive thru the intersection when children are amassed in the area. (if you can't wait, park so that you are facing away from the intersection, and can leave without passing through it) 
Please discuss this with your children and make them aware of the hazards of crossing between parked cars, as well as the need to respect private property along their route. Little things like running through yards and tossing trash do not help to promote good community relations. 
Also, the flow of pedestrian traffic throughout the neighborhood (both children and parents) increases substantially both before and after school, and speeding vehicle traffic on 134th Ave and 185th/132nd (toward Boulevard Lane) has been a safety issue each year. PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE SLOW DOWN!!!....especially during these hours. It would be incredibly tragic if it takes the life of one of our homeowner's children for us to pay attention. 
Parking Etiquette
Posted on Aug 25th, 2015 Comments (0)
With the number of vehicles that each of our families own, here are a few common sense reminders to help us all live together peaceably while respecting the rights and privileges of others: 
Spring has Sprung in Forest Estates
Posted on Apr 21st, 2015 Comments (0)
With the longer days, the trees and flowerbeds in full bloom, and Spring Breaks, it is certainly evident that 'Spring has finally sprung'!  And as always, this means that we all no doubt are making lots of plans for upcoming summer vacations, outdoor activities, and house and garden projects.  Here are just a few things for us to keep in mind as we make our nice-weather plans this year:
Raccoons Roaming the Neighborhood!
Posted on Mar 24th, 2015 Comments (0)
Several raccoons have recently been spotted making their rounds throughout the neighborhood, at all hours of the day.  There is also a new family of eagles just to the northwest of us. This is not at all surprising, considering that coyotes, bobcats, and even bear, have been sighted at one time or another throughout Forest Estates, and they all find our small pets, and their food, very attractive. Unfortunately, this is one of the realities of living where we have all chosen to live,...on the edge of the forest, where we share their habitat with them. 
But we must be smart about it!