Tag: Fire Safety

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!

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.

Fire-Up Your Wood Burning Stove Safely

Three flaming logs in a wood-burning stove

Before you start your first fire of the season or if you are installing a new wood-burning stove, please read on for very important safety considerations. This article is designed to provide you with basic information on wood-stove safety, including tips on installation, venting, chimneys, operation, and maintenance. By following these recommended procedures and methods, you can safely and efficiently heat your home or business with wood.

13 Halloween Safety Tips

Little girl having fun on Halloween trick or treat

Follow these 13 Halloween safety tips to help avoid common accidents and dangers this Halloween.

Protecting College Students from On-Campus Losses

Protect College Students from On-Campus Losses

With burglaries constituting approximately 50 percent of all on-campus crimes, it’s important for college students and their parents take steps to prevent theft, adhere to safety measures—and review their insurance coverage before heading off to campus this fall.

Get Your Garage In Gear For Spring!

Tidy Garage

Itching to get started on outdoor projects, but the weather’s not quite right yet? This is the perfect time to get your garage (and other outbuildings) in order.

All I Want For Christmas Is… A Home Security System?

All I Want For Christmas Is... A Home Security System?

Many insurance underwriters provide discounts to homeowners with home security systems. Nationwide offers some helpful things to consider before purchasing.

Have A Blast!

Have A Blast! But Use Home Fireworks Safely

Fireworks are an American tradition on the Fourth of July, however fireworks are EXPLOSIVES and as such must be handled with care and caution at all times. Here are 20 common sense safety tips to follow that will keep everyone safe this holiday weekend.

Spring Maintenance & Safety For Homeowners

Springtime Open Window

Spring is the perfect time to take on a few simple safety and maintenance projects to protect your home and family all year-round.

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