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    Facts and History Behind Father’s Day

    It’s a bit of a tradition for many fathers to go on and on about the knowledge they’ve gained over the years, whether it’s about history, family stories, financial wisdom, or just plain random facts — like how that building over there used to be the old hardware store. This isn’t a bad thing, of […]

    June 7, 2018

  • Summer Driving Tips

    Summer’s almost here. The sun will come out of hiding, and people will, too. As crowds swell at the beach, in parks, and even on roadways, it all makes for some challenging driving conditions. More people are out and about, whether on foot, bike, or skateboard, or by car, motorcycle, or RV, increasing the risk […]

    May 24, 2018

  • Tornados and Driving Safety

    What to Do If You’re Caught in Your Car During a Tornado Tornadoes are the most violent storms anywhere, and about 1,200 touch ground in the United States every year, according to the National Weather Service (NWS). They’re as unpredictable as they are violent, most often occurring in the early spring on the Gulf Coast, […]

    May 11, 2018

  • Flood Prevention and Safety

    Almost anywhere it rains, it can flood. Even if you live in an area of that you think isn’t at risk, preparation is just as critical as with other types of emergencies. Before we get into how you can prevent, limit or react to flooding, it’s important to note that flood damage is typically not […]

    April 25, 2018

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    Protecting Your Home: Understanding Your Home Insurance Policy

    As a homeowner, one of the most important aspects of your home isn’t something you use daily. And it isn’t something flashy you show off to friends. It’s your homeowners insurance policy, and it protects you in more ways than you may think, helping you rebuild your home or repair damage that results from a […]

    April 16, 2018

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    Prepare for Warmer Weather with These Home Maintenance Tips

    “No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn.” That’s a quote from author Hal Borland — but another favorite saying might be even more appropriate for this time of year: “Be prepared.” After all, warmer weather brings plenty of risk to go with its beauty. If you aren’t ready, you could find yourself with […]

    March 22, 2018

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    Do I Need to Tell My Insurance Company If My Dog Bites Someone?

    You probably don’t think your dog would ever bite someone, let alone cause a serious injury. But dog bites are more common than you might realize—4.5 million occur every year in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And most victims are young children. Those injuries also have a bigger impact […]

    March 8, 2018

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    Considering Joining a Car-Sharing Service? Four Things You Should Know

    Today, as car sharing has grown in popularity (well over a million people are members of various services in the U.S., according to the Transportation Sustainability Research Center (TSRC)), the number of options has grown, too. You can borrow a company-owned car (think Zipcar or Car2Go) for a few hours at a time or for […]

    February 19, 2018

  • 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