Jonathan Geissler October 5, 2017 No Comments

Home Fire Escape Planning Tips

In a house fire, EVERY SECOND COUNTS. Seconds can mean the difference between escaping safely from a fire or a life-ending tragedy. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) announced “Every Second Counts: Plan Two Ways Out” as the official theme for this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign from October 8 through October 14, 2017. Why […]

Jonathan Geissler September 14, 2017 No Comments

Which Catastrophes Does Renters Insurance Cover?

Many tenants assume their property is covered under the landlord’s insurance policy. However, when catastrophe strikes, they may be left with little or no recourse to recover, since their landlord’s policy covers the building or home they rent, but not the personal property stored inside. Renters insurance provides financial reimbursement to cover the tenant’s lost […]

Jonathan Geissler July 21, 2017 No Comments

Backyard Fire Pit Safety

It doesn’t get any better than spending time with friends and family around a blazing fire in your backyard fire pit — unless, of course, that fire blazes just a bit too much! A fire pit can be a fantastic addition to your home, but it’s also a potentially dangerous one if you’re not prepared. […]

Jonathan Geissler November 21, 2016 No Comments

Staying Safe This Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a day to enjoy a peaceful, happy get-together with family and friends. Besides the occasional dispute with an in-law or the inevitable family symposium on the U.S. election sure to take place in every home, there is little to worry about on Thursday. Right? You may be surprised to hear that Thanksgiving is […]

Stuart Durland November 26, 2013 No Comments

Safe and Wonderful Thanksgiving Day!

Thanksgiving is almost here! We would like to wish everyone a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday! No matter what is going on in our lives, there is always something for which to be thankful. To help ensure a special day with family and friends, we have a few helpful Thanksgiving tips and reminders: Turkey Frying Safety: Don’t […]

Michelle Dixon October 9, 2012 No Comments

It’s Time to Install New Smoke Alarms!

Statistic: More than two-thirds (67%) of residential fire deaths occur in homes without smoke detectors or with non-working smoke detectors according to the National Protection Association. Fires are the leading cause of unintentional injury and death of families and children. It is said that about one in four homes built before 2002 is at high […]

Stuart Durland April 17, 2012 No Comments

Avoid Barbecuing Yourself and Home, Grilling Safety

The NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) states there are about 475,000 total structures lost to all fires. The dangers of grilling result from burns, carbon monoxide poisoning, or lacerations. According to the United States Fire Administration, each year there are around 5,000 Americans injured because of charcoal and propane grill fires. Nothing spoils a cookout quicker than […]

Stuart Durland October 27, 2011 No Comments

Fire Safety Tips for Your Home

According to the US Fire Administration, more than 4,000 Americans die each year in fires while approximately 20,000 are injured. Most fires occur in the home. Many of these fires can be prevented or their severity lessened, by following these simple rules:

Tammy Artusa November 17, 2010 No Comments

Turkey Fryers … The Good, Bad & Ugly!

With Thanksgiving fast approaching, thoughts turn to turkey, dressing, and pumpkin pie. Delicious deep-fried turkey, historically prevalent in the southern states, is growing in popularity around the country thanks to celebrity chefs such as Emeril Lagasse. The only problem is