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How Workforce Training Reduces Commercial Loss Frequency and Severity

Impressive statistics confirm the power of employee training. Three of every four employees value training so much they rank it as the most important part of company policy and would consider contributing their own money to it. Savvy companies are listening because those that offer training programs more than double… Read more »

Water Damage Ranks First for Large Loss Mitigation Claims

Catastrophic flooding dominated the news last year: beautiful neighborhoods that transformed into lakes overnight, dotted with scattered roof tops and small boats that rescued distressed residents. Unfortunately, these heartbreaking scenes are becoming more common than ever. Statistics show that water and flooding cause more damage than any other type of… Read more »

Reducing Breakfast Time Fires in Retirement Communities

Cooking fires are a major problem in retirement communities and stovetop breakfast- time cooking can be especially problematic. Seniors are often not able to react as quickly as necessary to halt a cooking fire. This is a serious issue as seniors, for multiple reasons, are more apt to die in… Read more »

Don’t Overlook Home Emergency Planning This Year

A fire. A power outage. A flood. What will it be this year? You certainly can’t predict the future, but you can prepare for it. If something happens to your home, are you and your family prepared? Let 2019 be the year you take home emergency planning seriously. To get… Read more »

Oily Paint Rags Create Significant Fire Hazards

You’re building your home or remodeling and you can’t wait for work to finish so you can move in and enjoy it. One final job on most sites is painting. Painting can beautifully transform the look and feel of your home. But don’t let your paint job lead to something… Read more »

Spotlight on Ben’s Place

Spotlight on Ben’s Place

January 26 at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida, was packed with live music, food trucks, kids crafts and much more during a family fun day preceding a Jacksonville Icemen hockey game. The festivities supported a worthy cause: Ben’s Place, a charitable organization that helps adults who have… Read more »

How to Spot Lurking Fire Hazards

How to Spot Lurking Fire Hazards

Let’s survey your house with a different lens: a magnifying glass that finds lurking fire hazards. Tag along on a guided tour as Paul Davis experts flag (by ROOM in bold text) surprising, very common risk factors. How many are hiding in your home? Our tour begins in the BASEMENT, where the first hazard… Read more »

Top Nine Ways to Protect Your Home from Severe Winds

Severe windstorms, dubbed Big Blows by Pacific Northwest locals, strike Washington and Oregon regularly, driving powerful gusts to incredible speeds of nearly 140 miles per hour. While the East Coast isn’t afflicted as frequently, another Washington – D.C., this time – took a harrowing turn in the wind tunnel in… Read more »

Reducing the Risk of Commercial Kitchen Fires

When a three-alarm fire swept through a famous comedy club, investigators suspected typical culprits: table candles, smoldering cigarettes, hot stage lighting. The actual spark? Accumulated grease in ductwork venting a commercial kitchen several floors away. Flames flared to life above the fire suppression system, shot from roof vents and swiftly… Read more »