Keep your kids safe this Halloween

Accompany young children on their Halloween rounds.

Accompany young children on their Halloween rounds.

When you take your young ghosts and goblins out trick-or-treating, follow some simple tips to keep your Halloween safe and not too scary. Go over the rules and guidelines with your child before leaving the house:

Trick-or-Treat Safety

  • Go out with your young children to supervise
  • Or, allow your child out only with an adult you know and trust
  • Keep kids within your sight
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Escape plans critical to surviving a fire

This is the third of five blogs on fire safety topics during our October observance of Fire Prevention Month.

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Develop a fire escape plan and practice it
with all family members.

Installing the proper safety equipment and having an emergency escape plan are two critical things that can make a difference in the event of a house fire. Make the necessary preparations now to improve the chances that your family will survive a house fire.

Develop an emergency escape plan

  • Create a plan that includes escape routes from each room of your home
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Correctly placed, working smoke alarms save lives

This is the second of five blogs on fire safety topics during our October observance of Fire Prevention Month.

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Test your smoke alarm monthly.

Fifteen of every 16 homes have a smoke alarm, according to the National Fire Protection Association and United States Fire Administration. However, only three-quarters have a working smoke alarm.

Many homes do not have sufficient numbers of alarms or do not have them located in the correct places.
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Post-flood boiler recovery can present hazards

Focus on safety when recovering equipment after a loss.

Focus on safety when recovering equipment after a loss.

The recent flooding in Colorado demonstrates the importance of being prepared. If your business includes boilers or electrical equipment, there are things you can do to minimize a loss from flood damage.

First, consult with an insurance professional to discuss the needs of your particular business before any loss occurs, concentrating on the “best practice” steps necessary to help you recover safely.
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