Safe Winter Driving Tips

The best advice for driving in bad winter weather is not to drive at all, if you can avoid it.

Driving in the winter means snow, sleet and ice that can lead to slower traffic, hazardous road conditions, hot tempers and unforeseen dangers.  If you must drive in snowy conditions, make sure your car is prepared and that you know how to handle road conditions  To help you make it safely through winter, here are some suggestions from the National Safety Council to make sure that you and your vehicle are prepared.

WINTERIZE YOUR CAR


How To Get Your Stolen Property Back

As anyone who has been victimized by a robber or burglar knows, there are few feelings as disturbing as the sense of loss and violation that accompanies having your personal possessions stolen. The bad news is that while the police always take these crimes seriously, resources are limited and your loss of items worth $50, $500, or even $5,000 is not likely to trigger a huge police manhunt. The good news is that modern communications technologies are making it more and more possible to carry out an effective search for your stolen items.


Home Alarm Shows Importance of CO Detectors

A carbon monoxide scare prompts Fire Department officials to remind residents of maintaining CO detectors.

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GALT, Calif. — An early morning alarm at a home in this community near Sacramento prompted fire department officials to remind residents of the importance of installing carbon monoxide (CO) detectors.

Firefighters were dispatched Dec. 16 to a residence in response to an activated residential alarm, the Sacramento Bee reports. They arrived to find the home vacant with an alarm sounding and no signs of fire.


Start 2015 Wisely – Simple Home Security New Year’s Resolutions

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As you ring in the New Year, take time to reflect on the previous 12 months and plan for improvements in 2015.

While common resolutions include exercising, eating healthier and attitude adjustments, improved home and family safety is another area to consider as you  move into the new year.

Below are four New Year’s resolutions to improve your safety and overall peace of mind for the safety of your home and family.

1. Meet And Get To Know The Neighbors

It can be very easy to move into a new home, meet some of your neighbors in passing, and then never speak more than a fleeting “hello.”


Space Heater Safety Tips For The Winter

As the temperature continues to drop, many homeowners turn to space heaters for quick and cost efficient warmth. However, space heaters have long been known as the cause of numerous home fires and even fatalities. In fact, the U.S. Fire Administration has cited space heaters as a leading cause of home fires during winter months. In past years, there has been approximately 600 deaths and 1,500 injuries due to space heater malfunctions. If you do choose to use a space heater to warm your home this winter, be sure to familiarize yourself with this important information.