Category: Safety


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    The Dog Days of Summer

    Summer is the season for fun in the sun! Make sure that your pup is having fun, too, by following these summer safety tips: Hotter? More water. As temperatures rise and we find ourselves being more active throughout the day, it can be easy to wind up dehydrated. The same goes for our pets, but […]

    June 18, 2019

  • 22 Ways to Toddler-Proof Your Home

    Kids seem to have a knack for getting into trouble – it’s all part of figuring out their world. Toddlers are especially prone to accidents as they learn to walk and are able to explore more of their environment, which includes taste testing just about everything. Many of us are either just starting our families […]

    May 8, 2019

  • Snuff Out Small Home Fires

    Uncontained fire can be devastating. A small flame can turn into a major fire in less than thirty seconds, and engulf an entire house in a matter of minutes. Quick action often makes the difference between a close call and a life-threatening situation. But did you know that water doesn’t put out all types of […]

    April 22, 2019

  • Stop Sneezing Your Way Through Spring

    If you’re one of the more than 50 million Americans who suffer from seasonal allergies, “spring” might be more of a curse word than a cause for celebration. Also called hay fever or allergic rhinitis, seasonal allergies are characterized by sneezing, congestion, runny nose, itchy eyes and throat, and wheezing, among other equally unpleasant symptoms. […]

    April 5, 2019

  • Pedestrian Safety: A Guide to Navigating Your World on Foot

    Spring is here, and the weather couldn’t be better! We’ve already seen a glimpse of the summer foot traffic in town and BOY can it be hectic and downright dangerous at times – for drivers and pedestrians alike. We’re all pedestrians at times, whether we regularly take long walks or are just crossing from the […]

    March 21, 2019

  • Insuring “Dangerous” Dog Breeds

    You’ve probably heard that owning certain dog breeds can make it nearly impossible to find insurance. How true is this, really? Well, it depends on your insurance company. Potential insurers vary widely in their stances on insuring dogs that would be considered “breeds of concern.” While some will refuse to insure homeowners with certain dog […]

    March 11, 2019

  • Is Your Desk Job Hurting You?

    Your cozy office job might seem totally harmless – after all, it’s not like you’re out using power tools or chasing down criminals from 9 to 5. But desk jobs come with their own set of health risks, most starting so insidiously that you don’t catch them until the damage has already been done. Take […]

    February 20, 2019

  • Earthquake!

    Most people think of California when they hear the word “earthquake,” but did you know that Washington State sits on an 800 mile-long fault line and experiences hundreds of earthquakes each year? Most are mild enough that they’re not felt by humans, but the fact is that it’s only a matter of time until a […]

    January 24, 2019

  • Five Tips for a Healthy Winter

    When the holidays are over and spring is still months away, it’s easy to feel the winter blues. Healthy eating and exercise habits often die off during the holiday season and can be hard to get back into, especially when days are short and dreary, as they can be in the Pacific Northwest. Unfortunately, these […]

    January 21, 2019

  • Black Ice: A Hidden Hazard

    Even though it’s been an unseasonably mild fall, winter is only a few days away and freezing temperatures are inevitable. With sunny afternoons and overnight freezes comes the risk of black ice, notorious for catching drivers by surprise. Don’t let it put YOU in danger – here’s what you need to know:

    December 19, 2018