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  • Fireman’s Forum: What’s My Life Worth?

    It’s 4:45 am when the red light goes on and the electronic voice dispatch blares out our unit assignment for “difficulty breathing”. I pop out of bed and run downstairs with a distinct sense of urgency, I hop on the truck with the rest of my crew and off we go with lights and sirens. My experience with […]

    February 19, 2018

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    Protect yourself from Carbon Monoxide—at Home and Work

    Every year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, hundreds of people in the U.S. die from carbon-monoxide (CO) poisoning—and the invisible, odorless gas sickens thousands more. The numbers seem even more tragic when you consider that most of these deaths and illnesses are preventable. Here are tips from the Consumer Product Safety […]

    February 5, 2018

  • Fireman’s Forum: Beauty and Brawn

    It’s like a classic fairytale, the gorgeous young beautician meets the brawny fireman, they get married and live happily ever after. Well, that’s sort of how our story goes, only she was an esthetician who left the salon world to pursue motherhood and a startup insurance company, and he was a geeky insurance agent who […]

    January 31, 2018

  • Fireman’s Forum: The Sneaky Deductible Troll

    He’s lurking in the dark damp corner, beneath your home just waiting to take a big bite out of your family’s budget. He’s the Deductible Troll and he’s getting bigger and fatter every year. Did your State Farm agent inform you that your trusted homeowner’s policy has a percentage deductible? Did he explain that every year […]

    January 26, 2018

  • Fireman’s Forum: 5 Ways to Make Sure This Epic Flu Doesn’t Hit You!

    By Kyle Borg, Professional Firefighter/Insurance Agency Principal January 17, 2018 By now you’ve seen it and heard it all over the news, and more than likely somebody you love has already been stricken by this horrible,terrible, nasty flu. In one shift we transported 20 patients with flulike symptoms, just our truck alone. Our station had […]

    January 17, 2018

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    How to Keep Your Trees Healthy — and Upright

    They’re trees. And as with so many things in life, proper maintenance is critical. Keeping your trees healthy will allow you to continue to enjoy them and their benefits — one of which is providing enough oxygen for four people every day! Maintenance also will reduce the risk of a tree falling on your home […]

    January 16, 2018

  • Fireman’s Forum: What on Earth is a Microburst?

    By Kyle Borg, Professional Firefighter/Insurance Agency Principal First Shift as a Booter Summer monsoons bring tremendous winds, rain, and cool air. When that cool air collides with an overheated urban desert climate, chaos can quickly ensue. I’ll never forget it, my very first shift as a brand new firefighter and we got the storm of a […]

    January 16, 2018

  • Fireman’s Forum: How to Avoid an Embarrassing 911 Call

    By Kyle Borg, Professional Firefighter/Insurance Agency Principal Welcome to the first edition of my Fireman’s Forum blog, where my worlds collide. As a full time professional firefighter and a full time insurance agency owner, I have a lot to say about staying safe, protecting yourself, your family, and your assets. Hope you enjoy this unique […]

    January 7, 2018

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    Tips for Buying a Safe Car

    You’ve heard all the talk about driverless cars — but unfortunately, we’re still years away from living in a world where you just tell your car where to go, kick back and relax with a book (or, more likely, your phone). But even though our driverless future has yet to arrive, and you still have […]

    January 3, 2018

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    How to Create an Emergency Survival Kit

      If a massive disaster wiped out power to your region right now, with no hope of recovery for at least several days, would you be ready? Would you have a way to connect with your family? Would you have enough nonperishable food for everyone? In short, do you have the right plan and supplies […]

    December 11, 2017