Archive for “Safety”

Avoiding Identity Theft

March 12, 2016

By Danny Oberst

Safety

We are confronted with the risk of identity theft every day. From shopping at the local grocery store, buying something online or simply browsing the internet, cyber hackers are trying to steal your financial information. The time, effort and money necessary to resolve this type of theft can be overwhelming. Statistics show that most of us will have to deal with the consequences of identity theft at least once and probably multiple times. The cost for our modern day conveniencesRead more

Safety Alert

February 7, 2016

Safety

In last month’s newsletter, there was a brief message about a gas leak at a home on Pavillion. In the last few weeks there has been another serious leak. This one occurred in the main gas line under the street at Pavillion. This is cause for great concern in our neighborhood. The lines were installed when the development was new in the 1980’s. That’s more than 35 years ago, and we are now confronted with aging pipelines. It is veryRead more

Power Outages… What to Do?

December 1, 2015

City Services and Safety

Please report power outages by calling 888‐313‐4747. Also, customers may sign up for the Text Oncor program by texting “REG” to 66267, which will allow you to report outages and get updates during the storm. If citizens come across a downed power line, please stay away and call 911 immediately.

Preventing Burglary of a Motor Vehicle

November 1, 2015

By Danny Oberst

Safety
Burglary

The burglary of personal property in a parked motor vehicle (BMV) continues to be a persistent problem in Bryan Place and Dallas in general. The Burglary of a Motor Vehicle represents about half of the reported crimes in Bryan Place and Dallas. The Dallas Police Department has the following BMV prevention tips: Take, Lock, Hide. Lock your vehicle. Yes, it takes seconds to break a window, but doing so makes noise– and criminals hate making noise. Also, officers report thatRead more

Fire Safety Tips

October 7, 2015

By Danny Oberst

Safety
Fire Safety

Fire safety is everyone’s concern and it is always a good idea to be prepared for the unexpected. Please take a few minutes to review the following fire safety tips from the Dallas Fire Department. General Have chimneys cleaned and inspected annually by a professional. Clear the area around the hearth of debris, flammables and decorative materials. Always use a metal mesh screen with fireplaces and leave glass doors open while burning a fire. Keep clothes, towels and other combustiblesRead more

Fire Truck Friendly

September 1, 2015

By Danny Oberst

Safety
Fire Safety

Our beautiful close‐knit neighborhood with its narrow tree‐lined streets and little to no side‐yards can be the Fire Department’s worst nightmare when they need to quickly access our community in an emergency. A Fire Department representative attended the Bryan Place October 2010 general meeting to discuss the obstacles they have in navigating through a neighborhood such as ours and what we can do to help them keep our neighborhood safe (portions of the following were taken from the November 2010Read more

Home Fire Sprinkler System – Inspections

August 11, 2015

By Danny Oberst, Security Chairperson

Safety
Sprinkler System, Inspections, and Fire Safety

Background Fox and Jacobs installed home fire sprinkler systems in Bryan Place to help offset the inherent fire risks associated with the density of the development. I have been told by several sources (including my plumber) that our sprinkler systems are tied directly into our home’s plumbing system without a separate cutoff valve. Each individual sprinkler head is activated by a heat sensor independent of the other sprinkler heads i.e., if there is a fire in the kitchen, only theRead more

Spring Cleaning and Warmer Weather

June 11, 2015

Electrical Safety Foundation International
Safety

Spring cleaning and warmer weather go hand in hand. The Electrical Safety Foundation (ESFI) recommends that along with removing the unwanted dust and clutter, homeowners also eliminate electrical hazards. ESFI suggests starting with the garage, an important (but often overlooked) space when it comes to home inspection and fire safety. This room usually contains one of the leading causes of home fires ‐ electrical distribution systems. Here are some important things to check when performing your own inspection: Check theRead more

May is National Electrical Safety Month

May 1, 2015

By Wood County Electric Cooperative

http://www.wcec.org/
Safety
Electrical Safety

Now is a great time to reexamine your surroundings and determine what preventive measures you can put into place, As the saying goes, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Keep an eye out for home hazards Any of these may indicate that your home electrical system needs to be updated or repaired: Frequent blown fuses Dim or flickering lights Sparks or sizzling sounds in outlets or walls Overheated plugs, cords or switches Smells of something burningRead more

Dallas Police Department Tips

May 1, 2015

Dallas Crime Watch Resource Package
Safety
Crime Watch

The crime reports for Bryan Place consistently indicate that the two primary crimes in our area include theft of personal items taken from parked vehicles (burglary motor vehicle – BMV) and open garage doors. The following are recent posts from NPO Dang Le of the DPD to help prevent these common crimes. Burglary Motor Vehicle (BMV) Thescrimes represent about half of all crime reported in the City of Dallas and Bryan Place. The National Crime Prevention Council and the DallasRead more

Traffic Signs, Crosswalks, and Traffic Study Update

May 1, 2015

By Jarrett Reid

Safety
Speeding and Crosswalks

In coordination and through the assistance of Councilman Kingston’s office, I have inquired with the city of Dallas regarding several items presented by members of BPNA. 1) Traffic speeding on Skiles and Pavillion. We entered a request with the City to measure the speed of cars on Skiles and Pavillion. The Dallas Police Department deployed Sr. Cpl. Paul Michel to observe vehicles on Skiles and Pavillion during various points during the past couple of weeks. Sr. Cpl. Paul Michel reportedRead more

Tips to Improve Your Home’s Security

March 4, 2015

By Danny Oberst

Safety
Home Security

Home burglaries, even if you are not there, can have a major impact on you and your family’s sense of safety and well‐being. There is nothing more personal than having one’s home and privacy invaded by an unwelcome intruder. While it is difficult to protect your home from professional thieves, most home burglaries are done by amateurs. These thieves are more easily thwarted if you employ some of these simple security precautions.Read more