By Rafael Aquino

Published September 9, 2020  

September is National Preparedness Month. Every year, Floridians brace themselves for another hurricane season. From stocking up on flashlights to filling up gas tanks, itís a state of readiness thatís become all too familiar. But what about other kinds of natural disasters like a fire, flood or tornado? Is your community equipped to handle a medical emergency? Here are a few steps you can take to prepare for any hazardous situation and keep your residents safe:

1.  Know your risk. Many disasters can easily be prevented by taking the right precautions. Learn about the potential risks that may affect your area.

2.  Create a disaster plan. Get informed on what to do before, during and after any given emergency.

3.  Sign up for alerts. Download the FEMA app to access weather alerts right on your mobile.

4.  Review your insurance coverage. Make sure your property is protected and get all documents in order.

5.  Teach and Educate:   The internet is full of information and knowledge on site you can visit for additional information is

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As the Co-Founder and CEO of Affinity Management Services, Rafael P. Aquino leads his team to redefine excellence. They serve community   associations   efficiently

and effectively with dedication and passion. Rafaelís energy and positive spirit is the foundation of Affinity Management Servicesí 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 alike.

Rafael and his team help condominium and homeownersí 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 challenges head-on.

As a graduate of Florida International Universityís electrical engineering program and a licensed community association manager, Rafaelís 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 tailorsí specific services to assure that all their needs are met.

For more information about Rafael P. Aquino and Affinity Management Services please visit or call 1-800-977-6279

Doral Office: 8200 NW 41st ST

Suite 200

Doral, FL 33166

Broward Office: 150 S Pine Island RD Suite 300

Plantation, FL 33324

O: 800-977-6279 ● F: 305-325-4053

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