EXTINGUISHING THE FLAMES
Published April 27, 2022
Most in-home fires
are caused by ordinary things like a stove burner, candle, or
extension cord. Mental lapses, poor judgment and carelessness make
these things dangerous. Thankfully, by exercising good safety habits
and taking simple prevention steps, you can cut down on deadly and
damaging fire risks.
First, always be sure
your smoke alarms are working. Test them monthly and replace those
that are more than 10 years old.
Never leave the kitchen while something is cooking on the stove.
Keep combustibles, such as curtains and wall hangings, at least
three feet from the stove.
equipment. Replace undersized or frayed extension cords.
Never run an extension cord under a rug. Call an electrician if
circuit breakers regularly trip or if your electrical box has a warm
cover. Don’t use light bulbs that exceed a fixture’s recommended
Ensure combustion chamber covers are in place on water heaters.
Clean all lint from a dryer’s back service panel and from the vent
line. Replace vinyl vent lines with smooth, metal ducts.
Use tip-proof containers. Burn candles only while you’re awake and
in the same room. Keep candles at least three feet away from
lighters. Store out of the reach of children.
Taking these preventative measures can save you
and those around you as well.
As the Co-Founder and CEO
of Affinity Management Services, Rafael P. Aquino leads his team to
redefine excellence. They serve community associations
and effectively with
dedication and passion. Rafael’s energy and positive
spirit is the foundation of Affinity Management
Services’ company culture, which instills enthusiasm and
excitement when providing expert advice to its board
members and relieving the day-to-day burdens of running
a community association.
Since 2007, Rafael has
developed a work culture that values responsive and
high-quality services. He has led his team by following
a proactive vs reactive philosophy. The same approach
Rafael instills in the day to day operations of each
association. Today, Affinity Management Services
maintains its success and benefits as a result of the
foundation Rafael has built and continues to foster by
providing educational seminars, continuing education
classes for association managers and board members
Rafael and his team help condominium and homeowners’
associations save money and improve their communities.
His calm, personable, and service-oriented nature helps
him to establish strong relationships with ease. Rafael
is known as a sincere and honest leader who looks out
for the best interests of his clients and communities,
and he strongly advocates for their needs. His role
requires coordination and communication, as such he
takes logical and intelligent steps to approach
As a graduate of Florida International University’s
electrical engineering program and a licensed community
association manager, Rafael’s education and skills equip
him with unique insights to tackle complex problems
through critical thinking. He understands how each
component within a system works together in order to
effectively arrive at solutions, techniques, and
conclusions. Therefore, as he manages the multiple
challenges of running a community association management
company, he understands how each property is its own
unique system and tailors’ specific services to assure
that all their needs are met.
For more information about Rafael P. Aquino and Affinity
Management Services please visit
www.ManagedByAffinity.com or call 1-800-977-6279
Doral Office: 8200 NW 41st ST
Doral, FL 33166
Broward Office: 150 S Pine Island RD Suite 300
Plantation, FL 33324
O: 800-977-6279 ● F: 305-325-4053