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Does your emergency preparedness plan include a generator? Whether you’re facing a public safety power shutoff in California due to red flag wildfire conditions or an ice storm, heavy snow or hurricane that downed power lines or another manmade or environmental emergency, it’s a good idea to be ready for power outages.

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With the dine-in restaurant world shut down, we are cooking more at home – and we have the grocery bills to prove it. But with more cooking and more time being spent at home comes the very real potential for kitchen-related fires and burns, including to children.

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In 2013, more than 300,000 residential fires caused 2,500 deaths and cost $6.8 billion in losses in the U.S., according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). But NFPA research shows that installing a sprinkler system could save lives and reduce the damage done to a house by 70 percent. [WpProQuiz 4] Installing a sprinkler[.....]

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We know that functional smoke detectors can save lives and protect property, and every home should have them installed. But a monitored fire alarm system can offer additional property protection and benefits. Starting at about $100, the equipment can be surprisingly affordable and effective, and the monthly monitoring fee can be worth the expense in[.....]

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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. Smoke alarms are easy to install and, more importantly, they are an inexpensive way to keep your family alive in case of a fire.

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Home Safety

Claims experience shows that theft losses are preventable when you install and activate a central station burglar alarm in your home.

Central Station Monitored Burglar Alarm System – These systems send an immediate signal to an alarm company that will notify the authorities of unauthorized entry. A monitored burglar alarm system provides greater security for your family and mitigates the potential for a loss.

Once you have installed one or more of these alarms and contracted with a monitoring company, please notify your independent agent, and they will determine whether the alarm qualifies you for a premium credit.

 
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