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August 6, 2021
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Hail Preparations for Your Home

Summer storms that produce hail can pop up with little warning. Is your home and property ready if […]
July 26, 2021
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Helpful Tips for Student Drivers

Becoming a new driver and driving in the community can be fun, but it is also a huge […]
July 19, 2021
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Safety Tips for Driving at Night

Being aware of the precautions that you can take to enhance the safety of night driving can help […]
July 13, 2021
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Tree Maintenance Tips for Stormy Summers!

Tree Maintenance Tips for Stormy Summers! Summer is a wonderful time! The sun rises sooner, the early morning […]
June 21, 2021
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How to Best Prepare Your Home, Livestock, and Land From Wildfires

The best precaution is to make sure that your belongings are covered with an insurance policy in the […]
June 14, 2021
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Using Your Air Conditioning Correctly

The hot summer months are here, and you and your family have probably cranked up the AC to […]
June 7, 2021
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Preparing for Extreme Weather

Summer months bring extreme weather in the form of powerful gusts of wind and pounding hail in the […]
May 24, 2021

Road Trip! Travel Tips for a Stress-Free Vacation

Road Trip Tips – Let’s face it… quarantine has been hard! With many families looking to rejoin the […]
May 17, 2021
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The Importance of Home Inventory

Whether you’re renting or buying a home, it’s a great idea to keep a home inventory. Keeping of […]
April 12, 2021

Baby-Proofing Tips

Baby-proofing your home can seem daunting, but it is a very important task. Here are some tips to […]
March 16, 2021
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5 Driving Risks Teen Drivers Need to Know

Did you know that each day, about 8 people in the United States are killed in crashes that […]
September 28, 2020
winter driving

Winter Travel Safety

Be Prepared for Winter Driving Prepare Your Car for Winter In addition to annual maintenance, here are some […]
September 21, 2020

Building an Emergency Survival Kit

Building an Emergency Survival Kit Being prepared means being equipped with the proper supplies you may need in […]
September 14, 2020
Hunting

Hunting-What you need to know

Hunting-What you need to know An array of wildlife suitable for hunting may be found on national forests […]
August 17, 2020
teen driver

Safe Driving for Teens

Safe Driving for Teens Teens are far more likely to be involved in a crash than older drivers. […]
August 10, 2020
Boating and Lake Safety

Boating and Lake Safety

The Beginner’s Guide to Lake Safety: Boating & Activity Rules   While those long lake days conjure up […]
August 3, 2020
Motorcycle Safety

Motorcycle Safety

Motorcycle Safety is a Two-way Street Do you long for the freedom that comes with riding on the […]
July 20, 2020
Farm and Ranch Equipment

The Difference Between a Farm and Ranch?

What’s the Difference Between a Farm and Ranch?   If someone were to ask you the difference between […]
July 13, 2020
Preparing your RV for road trips.

How to Prepare Your RV

A COMPLETE GUIDE TO RV SPRING PREPARATION GUIDE TO Preparing YOUR RV Steps to dewinterize your RV RV […]
July 6, 2020

Protecting Your Home From Wildfires

Summer is here and so is wildfire season. Help protect your home from wildfires with these tips. Protecting […]
June 29, 2020

Fourth of July Safety for Pets

The fourth of July is a time to celebrate and stay safe. But keeping your pets safe should […]
June 22, 2020
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Preparing for Severe Weather

11 Ways to Prepare for Severe Weather For all the things that humans can control on planet Earth, […]
February 3, 2020

Protect Your Pipes This Winter

Frozen pipes are a big deal and can cost a lot to fix! Avoid that expensive damage by […]
January 27, 2020
road trip tips

Help Seniors Stay Safe on the Road

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), about 19% of people killed in traffic crashes in […]
November 18, 2019
thanksgiving turkey safety

Enjoy Your Turkey…Safely!

Thanksgiving wouldn\’t be thanksgiving without the turkey! Make sure you handle and prepare your turkey safely with these […]
October 28, 2019

Have a Safe Halloween!

Halloween is an exciting time for children and adults! With so much to do, safety can often be […]
September 30, 2019
Distracted Driving

Don’t Drive Distracted

Phones continue to pose a fatal threat for people on the road. Research by AT&T found that 17 […]
September 2, 2019
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Leave No Trace This Labor Day

Happy Labor Day! In celebration of this end-of-the-summer holiday, many Americans will go camping one last time before […]
August 5, 2019

Wildfire Recovery Steps

Wildfires can cause substantial damage and put lives in danger. The best way to protect yourself and your […]
July 29, 2019

Preventing and Coping with Auto Break-ins

July 22, 2019

Attention All Adventurists!

July 15, 2019

Earthquake Safety & Preparedness Tips

July 8, 2019

Hit the Lake, It Won’t Hit Back

July 1, 2019

Party Like It’s 1776

June 3, 2019

Thunderstorms: Are You Prepared?

May 23, 2019

Memorial Day Grill Safety Tips

May 20, 2019
Parents Texting and Driving

Parents: Do you text and drive?

May 17, 2019
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Preparing for a Hailstorm

May 13, 2019
spring home maintenance checklist

Spring Home Maintenance Checklist

April 29, 2019
dealing with road rage

Dealing With Road Rage

April 15, 2019
Flood preparedness and safety

Flood Preparedness & Safety

April 8, 2019
lawn mower safety tips

Lawn Mower Safety Tips

April 1, 2019
Safe Teen Driver

The Hard Facts About Teen Driving

March 18, 2019

Spring Break Sun Safety Tips

March 4, 2019
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10 Easy Ways to Improve Home Security

February 25, 2019
Cold Weather Car Hacks

Cold Weather Car Hacks

January 28, 2019
cold weather animal safety

Cold Weather Safety Tips for Pets

January 14, 2019
sledding safety tips

Sledding Safety

January 7, 2019
winter storm prep

What to do Before, During, and After a Winter Storm

December 17, 2018
safe winter driving tips

Safe Winter Driving Tips

Winter storms often bring hazardous road conditions and increase the likelihood of car accidents. You can never be […]
December 10, 2018
prevent frozen pipes

Protect Your Home from Frozen Pipes

Why should you be concerned with freezing pipes? When water freezes, it expands. This expansion puts pressure on […]
November 26, 2018
Holiday Pet Safety Tips

Holiday Pet Safety Tips

As we enter the hectic holiday season, it’s important consider the safety and happiness of your pets. With […]
September 10, 2018

Back to School Safety Checklist

Fall is in the air and children all over the country are headed back to school. Family life […]
August 6, 2018
teen driving tips

Safe Driving Tips for Teens

As the end of Summer approaches, many teens will be hitting the road to drive themselves to school […]
July 9, 2018
cyber security

Cyber Security: Tips for staying safe on the web

Passwords Almost every website that asks for your information requires you to set up a password, which can […]
June 11, 2018
car hail damage

Summer Hailstorms: Tips to Protect Your Car from Damage

Summer often brings hailstorms into our area, and we all know how damaging hail can be. According to […]
June 4, 2018
Baby in Car Seat

Car Seat Safety: Common Mistakes and Tips

Road trips are a fun part of Summer, especially when the whole family comes along. Installing a car […]
May 21, 2018
memorial-day

Top Tips for a Safe Memorial Day Weekend

The unofficial “kickoff” to summer is almost here. While we hope everyone has fun this coming Memorial Day […]
May 14, 2018
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Spring Bicycle Safety

Bicycling is one of the best ways to stay in shape, see the sights, save money on gas […]
February 26, 2018
moving-truck

10 Safety Tips for Driving a Rental Moving Truck

Renting a moving truck is a great way to save money on your move, but it’s also a […]
February 12, 2018

Heating Safety Tips

Heating equipment is a leading cause of home fire deaths. Half of home heating equipment fires are reported […]
December 18, 2017
emergency-kit

Build An Emergency Kit

Make sure your emergency kit is stocked with the items on the checklist below. Most of the items […]
December 11, 2017
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12 Home Holiday Safety Tips

As you’re sprucing up your home this season, keep an eye out for these common holiday trip-ups, fire […]
December 4, 2017
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How to Baby Proof Your Home for the Holidays

Check out these simple holiday safety tips for baby proofing your home, including how to decorate and choose […]
November 20, 2017
thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Safety

For most, the kitchen is the heart of the home, especially during the holidays. From testing family recipes […]
October 30, 2017

Spooky Truths Regarding Halloween Safety On and Off the Road

Kids love the magic of Halloween: Trick-or-treating, classroom parties and trips to a neighborhood haunted house. But for moms and […]
October 9, 2017
Winterize Vehicle

Winterizing Your Vehicle

Winter driving conditions can be hazardous due to factors such as snow and ice on the road. While […]
September 25, 2017
Protect Your Identity

Equifax Data Breach: How to Protect Your Identity

The credit reporting agency, Equifax, has launched an investigation into a data breach event potentially impacting 143 million […]
September 11, 2017
Wildfires

Wildfires: Stay Safe, Stay Prepared

Every year, wildfires burn across the U.S., and more and more people are living where wildfires are a […]
July 10, 2017
Camping Safety

Remember Your Camping Safety!

Many outdoor enthusiasts are heading out into the wild for their summer camping trips. And it is never […]
July 3, 2017
Fireworks Safety

Fireworks are a Blast!

Celebrate safely this 4th of July with some fireworks! Using fireworks on our nation’s birthday is as traditional […]
June 26, 2017
ATV Safety

ATV Safety Tips

Many people are getting their ATV out of the garage and ready for the summer! Keep in mind […]
June 19, 2017
Summer Teen Driver

Summer Tips for Your Teen Driver

Summer is officially here! Which means teenagers across the country are out of school and on the roads. […]
June 5, 2017
Children Seat Belts

Are Your Children Wearing Seat Belts?

According to The New York Times, the most common cause of death in children under the age of […]
May 30, 2017
Grilling Safety

Grilling Safety Tips

Warmer weather is in sight for the high country and most of us are looking forward to firing […]
May 15, 2017
Cell Phones and Driving

Cell Phones: A Curse on the Road

Cell phones continue to pose a fatal threat for people on the road. According to CBS News, the […]
May 1, 2017
Preparing for a Disaster

Preparing for a Disaster

While nobody expects a disaster, everyone should be prepared. When disaster does strike your community, you might not […]
February 6, 2017
bicycle-safety

How to Stay Safe on a Bicycle in Traffic

Don’t let the flashing lights and loud noises deter you from making your destination via bike. Most bicyclists […]
January 30, 2017
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Auto Theft Prevention Tips

When you warm up your car in the morning, make sure you are taking the necessary precautions to […]
January 23, 2017
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Wood Fireplace: 9 Tips for Safety and Efficiency

Besides the annual inspection and sweep for your chimney, you can improve the function of your wood fireplace […]
January 16, 2017
winter-dog

Cold Weather Safety for Your Pets

Exposure to winter’s dry, cold air, chilly rain, sleet, or snow can cause chapped paws and itchy, flaking […]
January 9, 2017
farm-safety

20 Tips for Safe Farming & Ranching

Safety hazards shouldn’t deter you from farm or ranch life. However, thinking about safety and making it a […]
January 2, 2017

Tips to Protect Yourself from Identity Theft

Studies show that identity theft has increased over recent years. Identity theft typically occurs when identity thieves access […]
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