Thursday, May 25, 2017

Grill Safety



For some reason, the first bar-b-cue of the season is always the best. Maybe it's the change in the weather, the family, or the food. But it's also when most fires and explosions occur. Anne Brown of the Consumer Product Safety Commission says if you have a grill that hasn't been used all winter, be sure to carefully inspect it and clean it, and make sure the gas container is properly attached to the grill. The Insurance Information Institute says to look for leaks, cracks and brittleness in the hoses leading to the burners. Make sure the grill is at least ten feet from the house, garage or trees. Never leave the grill unattended around children, says Captain James Resnick of the Montgomery County Fire Department, because there are so many potential hazards. And always keep a fire extinguisher handy. In an emergency, it can stop a fire before it spreads.

Monday, May 22, 2017

The Relationship Between Fire Pumps And PRV's | Chad Duffy



Chad Duffy answers a live audience question from his NFPA Live talk on the relationship between fire pumps and PRV's. Become an NFPA member to see the exclusive videos and ask questions of our technical experts.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Six Steps To Follow When Filing A Claim



If your home has been damaged or destroyed by a disaster, these are the steps to follow when filing an insurance claim: (1) Call your agent (2) Document your loss (3) Keep receipts (4) Make temporary repairs (5) Get organized (6) Don't be a victim of a scam. This video is from the Insurance Information Institute. For more information about insurance, go to the I.I.I. Web site at http://www.iii.org

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

How Does Business Liability Insurance Work?



Business liability insurance is something that every business owner should have because it covers the business owner in the event that a third party is injured on the premises. Protect a business from a large lawsuit using business liability insurance with tips from an insurance agent in this free video on insurance.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Driving With Trucks



Everyone knows that trucks drive differently than cars, but few know how to drive safely along side of a truck. Brian O'Neil, former president of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety says in crashes between cars and trucks, the consequences for cars is often catastrophic. The Insurance Information Institute urges drivers to use car passing a truck, know where the blind spots are. Phyllis Schenberg, Government Accountability Office, says there were half a million crashes involving trucks in 1997 and 5,000 fatalities. Remember: The larger the truck, the bigger the blind spot and the more room they need to stop or turn.

For more information about insurance, go to the I.I.I. Web site at http://www.iii.org

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Changes To The 2017 National Electrical Code



Jeff Sargent, regional code specialist for the National Fire Protection Association, discusses changes to the 2017 National Electrical code that will effect different types of electrical work.

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Construction Insurance Requirements : Insurance Basics



Requirements for construction insurance have risen in recent years due to concerns about liability. Learn about construction insurance requirements with help from a fee-based insurance and risk management consultant in this free video clip.