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Fire Prevention Month – Top Safety Tips

Each year in the U.S. more than 4,000 people are killed and another 20,000 are injured in fires, according to organizations such as FEMA, NFPA, and USFA.  Fire Prevention is an important topic throughout the year, and while many fire safety tips apply regardless of the season, it’s a good idea to refresh your memory […]

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Chimney Fire Fast Facts

As we pull out our sweaters and the seasonal soundtrack switches to the crackling of woodstoves and fireplaces, it’s important to keep chimney fire safety in mind. The National Fire Protection Association reports that heating equipment is the second leading cause of house fires and the third leading cause of house fire deaths. The most […]

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Share The Road: Riders Have Rights Too

When you think about traffic on the roads, your mind usually goes to cars, trucks and other vehicles. But in the summertime, traffic often includes the two-wheeled type, such as cyclists and motorcycles. Although they may take up less space on the street, cyclists and motorcyclists have the same rights and responsibilities as motorists. Making […]

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Identity Theft Protection 101

Identity theft used to be a relatively rare crime that few worried about. The combination of the advent of social networks containing rich databases of publicly available personal information and the scale of economy provided by fast computing horsepower and blazing Internet speeds has created the conditions for a very lucrative market regularly exploited by […]

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What’s in it for me? Five Reasons to Choose an Independent Insurance Agent

Let’s be honest, insurance is a complicated subject for most of us. We know we need it, but we don’t know what we need for insurance when it comes down to the nitty gritty of coverages, endorsements, waivers, etc. So, unfortunately, a lot of people end up signing on the dotted line and holding their […]

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How to Choose the Best Qualified Contractor

Warmer temperatures are here! Now is the time many homeowners, business owners and contractors consider that special project. Projects may include a new structure, remodel, addition, or equipment upgrades. Good contractors can be hard to find as the demand rises. Contractors are often faced with an overflow of work and must also look for a […]

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Sail into Safety this Boating Season

The sun is shining, the water is calm and you’re out on a boat. Sounds ideal, right? While hanging out on the boat on a beautiful summer day is a great way to make memories, there are a few things you should do before the warmer weather arrives to ensure those memories are good ones. […]

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Putting the Priority on Planning and Training

Customer safety and fire safety. These two things are among my biggest concerns when surveying and inspecting commercial properties. Although we often hear the phrase “safety first”, I believe proper planning and training should come first – because they lead to safe practices. Some of the most common areas of concern related to customer safety and […]

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Winter Worries: How to Avoid Ice Backup and Collapse Concerns

This winter has brought below normal temperatures and plenty of snow – which is the perfect recipe for ice backup and collapse concerns. Fortunately, there are some preventative measures you can take to avoid the stress that comes with those winter worries. The first step is understanding the problem. Ice backup forms when rising heat […]

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Safely Navigating Winter Roads: The Importance of Snow Tires

Winter. It often brings to mind mountains of gleaming white snow, children playfully building snowmen and sledding downneatly groomed hills. However, anyone who lives in a winter wonderland knows the true illustration regularly includes a pitch black commute home from work at five o’clock, stuck in a line of vehicles all braving the same frozen […]

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