|Ke Nani Kai AOAO - Safety/Security/Fire Committee
|Photo courtesy of Rose Hartman, unit 1115.
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If you are interested in joining this Committee, please contact Mike Adamo by email or by phone. If you have any information/suggestions
or comments that you would like to provide to the committee, please contact any Committee Member.
To recommend policies and specific actions to the Ke Nani Kai Board of
Directors that will ensure the safest and most secure environment for all
owners and residents.
The Fire Station at Maunaloa is probably a dead issue for the foreseeable future due
to funding issues and the firefighter’s union support and dedication to building the new
stations in Kaunakakai. Darryl Canady and Jim Bevill have been members of that
committee and both agreed there isn’t much of a chance of a fire station now, and the
committee isn’t even planning more meetings.
SMIMMING POOL trespass is an occasional problem and occurred during our first
FSS Committee meeting. The trespassers climbed over the fence near the tennis courts.
A committee member took care of the problem. The fence needs to be raised to tennis
court height. Other possible entry points will be discussed in the future. .Recommend new
signs be posted and a security camera notice be put up..
There have been several recent instances of children running & jumping in the pool, and
babies in the pool and hot tub without the proper diapers. It is recommended that owners
be empowered to enforce pool rules (with guidelines).
Visitors are not reading pool rule signs. Recommend more signs.
NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH We have contacted Maui Police Department who will be
calling to set up training.
CPR All the maintenance workers are up to date on CPR. It is recommended that office
staff also receive this training and that the training is available to Ke Nani Kai
owners/residents as well.
AED The Automated External Defibrillator was inspected. Dried out pads were replaced
and there are now pads for the system. The AED needs inspected periodically according
to the manufacturers recommendation. Although the machine can be used successfully
by untrained persons, we recommend incorporating AED training with CPR training. We
also need a list of trained personnel.
INSURANCE INSPECTION An insurance inspector was on site and recommended
that we remove the tree branches from the maintenance shed, build an enclosure around
the spa heater, and complete the fire break project – all of which have been completed.
Shortly thereafter, the Fire Inspector came on property.
FIRE The Maui Fire Dept conducted a fire inspection on KNK. We received a letter from
them. It was ordered that vegetation be removed from the roof of the maintenance shed,
and grass be removed within 100’ of buildings. If this had not been completed. KNK could
have been fined $1,000 per day until it was corrected. With the construction of the fire
break, the threat from external fires has been significantly reduced. Although the fire
break cost us $36,500, Sue Savio our insurance agent, said that the immediate handling
of these issues contributed to the decrease in KNK insurance rates for FY2010.
The committee recommended that all fire hydrants and fire hoses be checked for working
order; we might also consider receiving First Responder training from the Fire
Department. We will see if the Fire Dept might be able to check hydrants, hoses, and do
First Responder training at the same time.
Toxic fumes from building fires can be dangerous. We recommend that residents need to
get upwind of the fire.
HAZMAT: The Resident Manager completed an inventory of hazardous material. He
also said that there are Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) for each product. It was
suggested that this list be available to the Fire Department in the event the maintenance
shed is on fire. This could be used to protect residents and firefighters from toxic fumes.
Phantom an illegal toxic chemical was purchased by the previous manager. Paul C.had it
removed per county instructions.
WALKING HAZARDS Metal T-posts were located at several locations and posed a
hazard to anyone inadvertently walking into one of them. The Resident Manager
removed seven of them.
Lawns have not been trimmed with an edger; years of using line-cutters (weed eaters)
have caused a dangerous drop-off on sidewalks. Many walks have a 4” drop. Person/s
could slip off the edge and severally twist or shatter an ankle. The Resident Manager is
aware of this problem and is researching an appropriate edger to buy for the property.
MAINTENANCE CARTS Can we reduce the use of maintenance carts being driven
on the lawns as they are breaking down the grass and costing unnecessary use of KNK
resources? Exposed soil on slopes is slippery and hazardous.
The committee recommended that carts not be allowed on the sidewalk between units
136 and 137. There is a sharp turn, followed by an incline making use of carts at this
location dangerous for pedestrians vs. carts.
SECURITY CAMERAS Are up and working.