Category: Safety

FIRE PIT SAFETY

Rhode Island has state-wide regulations and each city / town has its own set of rules regarding recreational fires, but most follow similar safety guidelines and laws.

Spring Home Inspection

Spring Home Inspection

After sheltering your family from winter storms and howling winds, the exterior of your home and yard have taken a beating this year. A sunny spring day is the perfect time to get outdoors and take a good look around. Use the guide below to reveal possible damage and tackle a few DIY fixes.

Window Safety Week

Window Safety Week

The goal of Window Safety Week is twofold– for families to understand the role of windows in escaping a fire or other emergency and to learn how to safeguard against window falls.

Safe Driver Series 4: 6 Winter Driving Tips

6 Winter Driving Safety Tips

Winter brings all sorts of driving headaches: snow, freezing rain and slush, which all make the roads more hazardous. To handle the hassle of winter driving follow these 6 important Winter Driving Tips from Dwyer Insurance and Nationwide.

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…

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