Category: Safety

Safe Driver Series 3: Hit & Run

Hit & Run Car leaving accident scene

A car accident can be a very traumatic and stressful event in your life especially if you are the victim of a hit-and-run. As with any accident, the first rule is to stay on the scene in a safe location. After that it is vital to gather information to help police locate the other driver and ensure that you don’t get stuck paying for damages. 

Safe Driver Series 2: If You Are In An Accident

What to do if you are in an accident, 7 steps

Accidents can happen quickly, and it can be hard to remember everything you should do after one occurs. Here are the first 7 things to do if you are involved in an accident.

Safe Driver Series 1: AVOID ACCIDENTS

Safe Driving, kids wearing seatbelts

When you’re behind the wheel of a car – whether alone or with passengers – driving safely should always be your top concern. We’re more distracted than ever, so it’s crucial to know the basics of safe driving and practice them every time you’re on the road.

Stop, Look & Cook SAFELY

D.F. Dwyer Insurance Fire Safety

Unattended cooking is the leading cause of kitchen fires and scald burns are the second leading cause of all burn injuries. Follow these National Fire Prevention recommendations to keep your family safe at home this season and all year round!

Hurricane Preparation During COVID-19

Hurricane Preparation and Coronavirus

This year Rhode Islanders were warned of one of the busiest hurricane and tropical storm seasons in recent history. Experts note that due to significant sea level rise and coastal development, tropical storms need not make a direct hit to wreak havoc on our region with storm surge and flooding. Now, during the ongoing COVID-19 health crisis, emergency planning presents additional challenges for everyone which makes it more important than ever to have a solid plan. Public health and emergency response professionals have advice to help you safely prepare, evacuate, and shelter for severe storms while protecting yourself and others from COVID-19.

Got Power?

Power Outage: What to do when the lights go out.

Whether caused by lighting, high winds or an overloaded power grid, extreme summer weather can trigger power outages— will you be ready when the lights go out? A lengthy power outage that affects your home can also threaten your family’s safety or damage your property. Here’s how to be prepared for the next power outage…

Summer Heat Safety Tips & First Aid

Summer Heat Safety Tips

At the zenith of summer, the mercury is likewise at its seasonal peak. As we have recently experienced, a heat wave — 3 or more straight days with temperatures above 90 degrees — can pose a danger and cause serious health issues. Here are some summer heat safety tips to help protect yourself and your loved ones as you enjoy the season.

LIGHTNING MYTHS & FACTS

Lightning Strike

Know the Truth About Lightning Dangers; much of what we think we know about lightning is fiction. Your safety and wellbeing may depend on knowing the difference between these lightning myths and the facts.

LIGHTNING PROTECTION & COVERAGE

Lightning Striking House Chimney

At any given time on our planet Earth, there are 1,800 thunderstorms in progress—and with them comes lightning.  Your standard homeowners and business insurance policies, and the comprehensive portion of an auto insurance policy cover damages—such as a fire—that results from a lightning strike. Some policies also provide coverage for the damage caused by power surges. However, bodily harm from lightning isn’t easily remedied. Here are some steps you can take to prevent the dangerous effects of lightning and to keep your family safe.

Navigating Social Distancing & Boating

Social Distancing & Boating

COVID-19 is forcing everyone to navigate uncharted waters, including boaters. Many people are wondering if they can go boating, who they can boat with, and where they can go once they leave the dock. The Safe Boating Campaign, led by the National Safe Boating Council, offers tips for practicing social distancing and safety while boating:

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