National Preparedness Month – 5 Things Your Family Should Know

August 19, 2014 at 7:56 am | No comment | Category: Flood Insurance, Homeowner's Insurance

National Preparedness Month - 5 Things Your Family Should Know

Is your family safe? One of the most important parts of protecting your family is preparing them for potential emergencies.  As the busiest month of storm season, September is also National Preparedness Month…a time to get informed about potential dangers like natural disasters and learn how to get yourself, your home, and your family ready.  Here are 5 areas of focus every family should talk about this month to make sure you’re prepared.

Making a Disaster Supply Kit

August 19, 2014 at 7:53 am | No comment | Category: Liability

Making a Disaster Supply Kit

In the event of a home emergency or natural disaster, what will your family need to survive for a day?  For multiple days?  For a week?  Now, assuming you have all of those items in your house, how long do you think it would take to go through the house and gather them up?  Unfortunately, in an emergency like severe weather…you might not have that much time, which is why a Disaster Supply Kit is critical for Family Emergency Preparedness.  Here are the absolute basics every disaster supply kit should contain.

How To Avoid Lawnmower Accidents

August 19, 2014 at 7:46 am | No comment | Category: Liability

lawnmower safety tips

Because no backyard is complete without a lawn, lawnmower safety is an important component of backyard safety.  According to  the US Consumer Product Safety Commission, more than 60,000 injuries are treated by hospital emergency rooms each year because of unsafe operation of power lawn mowers. Keeping in mind some basic lawnmower safety tips before, during, and after you mow will help keep your family and your home safe and let you enjoy your backyard weekend after weekend.

How to Avoid Grill Accidents

August 6, 2014 at 4:17 am | No comment | Category: Liability


According to the NFPA, between 2007-2011, fire departments in the U.S. responded to an average of 8,800 outdoor fires caused by grills which resulted in an average of 10 deaths, 140 injuries, and $196 million in property damages.

Grilling on your back deck or patio is a tasty and relaxing way to spend summer evenings with your family, but carelessness or faulty equipment can turn the experience into a nightmare.  Here are a few simple tips to help maintain a safe backyard grill.

How to Keep Kids Safe Around the Pool This Summer

August 5, 2014 at 4:28 am | No comment | Category: Liability


According to a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), from 2005-2009 there were an average of 3,533 fatal, unintentional drownings (non-boating related) annually in the US, and about one in five of those people were children under 14.  Additionally, for every child who dies from drowning, another five receive emergency department care for nonfatal submersion injuries.

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