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Sprinkler systems – Effective when maintained

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Automatic fire sprinklers can save lives and reduce property losses in the event of a fire. But to be effective, they must remain in good working order. Property owners can protect their buildings and occupants through a regular inspection, testing and maintenance program.

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Get serious about distracted driving

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distracted-driving

Distracted driving has become an escalating and deadly problem. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recorded 2,841 distracted driving-related deaths on our nation’s roads in 2018 – 7.8% of all crash fatalities that year. While the number was down from 2017, we have a long way to go considering this is an avoidable risk.

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Get serious about distracted driving

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distracted-driving

Distracted driving has become an escalating and deadly problem. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recorded 2,841 distracted driving-related deaths on our nation’s roads in 2018 – 7.8% of all crash fatalities that year. While the number was down from 2017, we have a long way to go considering this is an avoidable risk.

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Get serious about distracted driving

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distracted-driving

Distracted driving has become an escalating and deadly problem. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recorded 2,841 distracted driving-related deaths on our nation’s roads in 2018 – 7.8% of all crash fatalities that year. While the number was down from 2017, we have a long way to go considering this is an avoidable risk.

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Emergency planning: Is your family ready?

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Disasters can happen anytime…anywhere…to anyone: Be prepared. The past decade brought an ever-increasing number of natural disasters and other catastrophic events, affecting people and property. Make sure you are ready for the next one by having an emergency plan in place.

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Prepare your home to prevent flood losses

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You do not have to live in a designated flood zone to be susceptible to flood loss.Because most standard home insurance policies exclude coverage for surface water that damages property, you may need to obtain coverage through the National Flood Insurance Program. Your professional, independent insurance agent can advise you on the best choice to protect you from the financial loss a flood could bring.

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Take care with riding mowers on slopes

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riding-mower

Riding mowers seem more popular than ever for trimming the lawn. A self-propelled riding mower with a seated or standing operator is designed to cut larger grassy areas such as residential lawns, golf courses, cemeteries and parks.

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Prepare your construction site before a hurricane hits

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Just as you would prepare your home and family for an impending hurricane, you’ll also want to prepare your construction job sites. The steps you take could make a significant difference in how well your construction site fares during the hurricane and how soon your workers can return afterwards.

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Fire up the grill, but follow simple safety tips

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grill-safety

Grilling season is here, and with all the social distancing that 2020 has brought us, consumers are eager to do more home cooking at their backyard grills. Unfortunately, each summer season also brings numerous home fires and burn injuries associated with outdoor grilling activities.

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