GENERAL SAFETY

On Top of the World is committed to the protection and safety of our residents. We have put together some basic information as a helpful reminder to our residents to help them prepare them for potential dangers. Being aware and prepared means that our residents will be better equipped to handle any emergency, accidents, or situation they may find themselves in and ensure that our residents are protected, safe, and healthy.

We are a community of neighbors-helping-neighbors. There’s an old saying: To have a good neighbor, you must be a good neighbor. Remember to treat your neighbors as you would want to be treated.  

LEAVING FOR A TRIP

  • When you are away or traveling, make sure a trusted friend or neighbor checks your unit weekly for any sign of damage or problems.
  • Make sure that your trusted friend or neighbor reaches you quickly if necessary to make critical decisions.
  • Consider giving them a couple different contact numbers for emergencies.
  • Be sure to update your contact information with the Association.
  • Make sure to turn off your water service before your departure date. Click here to go to the Water Services page. 

MOLD AND MILDEW

  • To avoid the formation of mold or mildew in your unit, keep your AC thermostat set no higher than 78 degrees.
  • Have your AC system serviced annually. A proper service includes a cleaning of that portion of the drain line specific to your unit.
  • Report a leak to the Community Service Office immediately either by visiting in person or by calling 727-683-6981. Leave a message along with your name, building and unit number (or full address), telephone number and details of the leak. Include a date and time of your call and when you will be available for follow up.
  • If you find mold or mildew in your unit, your on-site Certified Remediation team may be able to help. Prompt reporting is very critical to avoid costly damage to your unit. For prompt reporting, visit the Community Service Office or call 727-683-6981. For after hours reporting, call 727-799-1115.
  • Use the link below to visit the Remediation Department page:

PERSONAL SAFETY AND SECURITY

  • Whenever you are out and about, be sure to have identification with you.
  • Keep a flashlight, charged cellphone and your vehicle key fob within easy access.
  • If needed you can hit the panic button on your key fob and call for help on your cell phone.
  • Be aware of your surroundings at all times.
  • When traveling by public transportation, keep your purse or fanny pack in front of you, and hold it with your both hands.
  • Don’t leave your purse unattended when you go shopping.
  • Never let strangers know that you live alone or that you are home alone.
  • Do not give out any personal information to strangers.

SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY

Be aware of unusual activity around your neighborhood; report suspicious behavior. If you see suspicious activity, please call 911.

FIRE SAFETY

Make a Home Escape Plan

  • Know at least 2 ways out of every room
  • Practice your home fire drill
  • Replace batteries in your smoke detectors every six months.
  • If the smoke alarm sounds, get out and stay out.
  • Call 911
  • Never go back inside a burning home
  • Always have a fire extinguisher that is accessible and suitable for your home.

Cook with Caution

  • Stay in the kitchen while cooking otherwise turn off the stove.
  • Keep anything that can catch on fire oven mitts, towels, curtains, utensils away from your stove top.
  • If a pan or pot with grease or oil catches fire don’t panic. Cover it with a lid or use a wet a dish cloth, wring it out and then carefully place over the pot or pan.

Candle with Care

  • Blow out candles when you go to bed or leave the room.
  • Avoid use of candles in bedrooms where you may fall asleep, and keep them at least 12 inches away from anything that can burn.

Home Heating Safety

  • Remember to turn portable space heaters off before bedtime or leaving a room.
  • Keep anything flammable at least 3 feet away from heating equipment.
  • NEVER use an oven to heat your home.

Smoking Safety

  • If you smoke, smoke outdoors only.
  • If you smoke indoors, stay alert, especially if drowsy or taking prescription medications.
  • NEVER smoke in bed.

Electrical Safety

  • Only plug one heat producing appliance (coffee maker, toaster, space heater) into a receptacle outlet at time.
  • Make sure that the electrical outlet that you are using is a “GFCI” (ground fault circuit interrupter) if you are using an electrical appliance near a
  • sink or water (i.e. hand held hair dryer)
  • Check electrical cords to make sure they are in good working condition, are not across doorways or under carpets.
  • Check electrical cords to make sure that they have a ground
  • Use light bulbs that match the recommended wattage on lamps and fixtures.