Tropical Storm or Hurricane? When most people hear “tropical storm”, they don’t hesitate grabbing an umbrella and heading out to work. But a tropical storm can do just as much damage as a hurricane. In fact, sometimes the damage is worse because people do not take precautions when they hear it is only a tropical storm. Hurricanes, cyclones and typhoons are all tropical storms. The difference is the location where they […]Read More
Plan For Your Pet
Hurricane season is just around the corner, time to start preparing for the safety of every member of your family…including your pets. START PLANNING EARLY Microchip your pet(s)! Always be sure to register the microchip with the manufacturer and keep your contact information up to date with the microchip company. Make sure your pet(s) wear their collar, rabies and license tags with up-to-date contact information. It is always good to have a secondary […]Read More
Safety Tips After the Storm
The storm has passed. Of course you want to begin cleaning up and getting things back to normal again, but there are a few things to keep in mind before you start, most importantly, your safety. Stay tuned to the local news for important announcements, bulletins, and instructions concerning the storm area. They will inform you of medical aid and other forms of assistance, such as food, water and shelter. Do not touch […]Read More
The Thrill of the Grill: Barbecue Safely this Father’s Day.
Firing up the grill is a must for many in the good ole summertime. Not surprisingly, June and July are peak months for grilling accidents. In fact, a 2015 report from the National Fire Protection Association showed that about 8,600 home fires are caused by grilling accidents annually–84 percent of those being from gas grills. In addition, there are roughly 17,000 hospitalizations each year caused by grill-related accidents. If grilling is […]Read More