Safety

Winter Weather Made a Tree Fall in My Yard! What Do I Do?

Winter Weather Made a Tree Fall in My Yard! What Do I Do?

It seems like Mother Nature is perpetually engaged in a game of chess pitting living things against the elements, and when you take into account all that they have to endure, trees seem to be some of the strongest players. For all of their strength and resilience, entire trees, not to mention heavy branches, can be taken down by accumulation of ice and snow. With all the harsh winter weather wreaking havoc, what do you do if it causes a tree to fall in your yard? READ MORE

Stay Safe with 5 Tips for Responsible Winter Holiday Decorating

Stay Safe with 5 Tips for Responsible Winter Holiday Decorating

Nothing blackens the holidays at home like a visit from the Fire Department or a trip to the emergency room — especially when it’s caused by something that could have been avoided. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) estimates 15,000 injuries during November and December 2012 came from holiday decorating: falls accounted for 34%, cuts and lacerations for 11%, and back strains for 10%. READ MORE

What to Do Before, During, and After a Major Flood

What to Do Before, During, and After a Major Flood

Major storms have descended on the southern part of the country, leaving Texas and other states to deal with massive flooding. Whether you are currently experiencing a flood, or live in an area that could experience flooding in the future, it’s important to have the right information at hand to minimize the danger to your family, your home and your belongings. READ MORE