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Posted on 01/11/2019

To assist you in protecting your home in 2019, here are five tips to help prevent a claim.

  • Know where your shut-off value is.  Make sure that everyone in the household knows where it is and how to shut it off.
  • Check your washer/dryer.  Worn hoses and built up lint filters... more
Posted on 01/04/2019

It is a fact that 25% of small businesses never reopen after a catastrophe.  Here is a simple checklist to start 2019 with a good disaster-prep program:

  • Purchase Appropriate Insurance Coverage – property, business interruption, and liability insurance.
  • Back up your data... more
Posted on 12/28/2018

With New Year’s Eve approaching, here are a few things to consider as you get ready to party:

  • Plan a ride in advance – whether it be public transportation, ridesharing service, or carpool.
  • Car thefts are the second most active holiday for theft.  Be sure your car is locked... more
Posted on 12/21/2018

Here are some safety tips to follow when you are shopping at the holidays:

  • Shop during daylight hours whenever possible. If you must shop at night, go with a friend or family member.
  • Dress casually and comfortably. 
  • Avoid wearing expensive jewelry. 
  • Do not... more
Posted on 12/14/2018

If you are giving toys this season, here are ten toys that WATCH (World Against Toys Causing Harm) suggest you avoid:

  • Nella Princess Knight Pillow Pets– battery acid leakage and not for use in a crib
  • NERF – Vortex VTX  Praxis Blaster– causes eyes or face damage , choking... more
Posted on 12/07/2018

Holiday Season is a special time of year.  And with it comes careless and vulnerability to theft and other holiday crime.  For the month of December,  we will post a series of safety precautions to help insure you have a wonderful holiday.  Our Tip #1 features Shopping at Malls. 

Posted on 11/30/2018

With the holidays, we want to feature our fireplaces with holiday decorations.  Here are a few tips to keep your safe this holiday season.

It is essential that you have your fireplace professionally cleaned by a chimney sweep at least once a year If it is wood-burning.

Once you’ve... more

Posted on 11/26/2018

Cyber Monday is expected to set new online records with a 17.5% increase from last year or $7.7 billion in sales.   If you are one of the millions shopping online, here are some safety tips to follow:

  • Shop from a secure computer since phones and computers can be compromised – use... more
Posted on 11/16/2018

Here are some cooking safety tips to follow as you get ready for Thanksgiving:

  • Keep your cooking area clean and clutter free.
  • Be cautious of your surroundings
  • Immediately turn off unused burners/appliances
  • Never leave unattended cooking – this is the major... more
Posted on 11/09/2018

Twenty-five million veterans are living among us today.  These men and women selflessly set aside their civilian lives to put on the uniform and serve us.  On behalf of all the members of our agency, we want to say “thank you” to all our Veterans. 

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