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Severe Weather Awareness Week in Florida - & Tips & Info.

The Florida Division of Emergency Management has designated February 22-26, 2016, as Severe Weather Awareness Week. During this week the Division will collaborate with elementary schools to educate students about the types of severe weather that can occur in Florida. Activities will include a statewide tornado drill planned for Wednesday morning, February 24, at 10 am…. Read more »

How Salt Water Damage Affects Your Home - & Tips & Info.

In the wake of hurricane season, many people have flood and water damage on their minds. Hurricanes and severe weather systems come with a special guest that makes water damage potentially more dangerous, expensive, and more difficult: salt. As these weather systems move from water to land they pick up salt water from the ocean, estuaries… Read more »

Why Act Quickly After A Disaster? - & Tips & Info.

Within The First Few Hours Water contamination spreads to unaffected areas; stains released from furniture, especially antique, may stain carpet permanently; moisture sensitive surfaces on furniture may turn white; paper goods may be ruined due to moisture absorption and swelling. Acid and oily soot residues coupled with extreme high temperatures, within minutes, may cause discoloration of… Read more »

Fire Safety Tips From Real Firefighters - & Tips & Info.

The holidays and Winter time can put homeowners and business owners at high risk for fires. This is due to increased activity at the home, candles and fireplaces running, increased cooking activity at the kitchen and electricity consumption overall. Because of this, we have pooled together helpful tips from real firefighters and fire stations to… Read more »

Holiday Fire Safety Checklist - & Tips & Info.

Shorter days and colder temperatures mean we use all sorts of additional heating sources including fireplaces, electric space heaters, wood-burning stoves, and more. Add holiday cooking, decorations and extra extension cords to the mix and you’ve just drastically increased your risk of fire. Here’s a checklist of simple things you can do to stay safe… Read more »

5 Holiday Fire Safety Myths - & Tips & Info.

Nearly 47,000 fires occur during the winter holidays claiming more than 500 lives, causing more than 2,200 injuries, and costing $554 million in property damage. Candle fires are four times as likely during the holiday months. During the winter holiday season, an average of 40 home fires per day are caused by children playing around the… Read more »

Labor Day Safety - & Tips & Info.

Here we are at the symbolic end of summer as Labor Day marks the unofficial start of autumn. As you gear up for your end-of-summer bash with family and friends, remember these Labor Day safety tips: Never leave your grill unattended Keep an eye on what’s cooking! Have a spray water bottle handy and douse… Read more »

How to be ready for Hurricane Season 2015 - & Tips & Info.

Forecasters predict a below-normal hurricane season in 2015. Does that mean we can let our guard down? The 2015 Atlantic hurricane season began on June 1 and continues through November 30. In the US, all Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico coastal areas, and even several hundred miles inland, can be impacted by hurricane damage depending… Read more »

Polar Vortex: The 2015 Edition - & Tips & Info.

It was one year ago this week that a massive polar vortex assaulted and paralyzed much of the U.S. Anyone up for Round Two? The coldest temperatures of the season are on the way this week as dangerously cold arctic air masses move all the way to the Gulf Coast. Wind chills could even drop… Read more »