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Safety Items for Back-To-School

You received your list of supplies your child needs to go back to school.  Here are some safety items you might consider adding to your list.  Each is designed to provide immediate ways to protect your child from unwanted attention.

Here is a video which explains each item in depth.  

Among them: React Mobile's Reach Sidekick, Wear Safe Emergency Buttons, Noise Grenade, Run Lights, and more.

All these items are available on the Internet.

Family Fun Month

August is Family Fun Month and keeping everyone safe while enjoying the outdoors can be challenging.  Here are some safety tips to ensure you have a wonderful experience from the NYSPCC. Practice water, sun, bike, barbecue, and fire safety.  To read the entire article, click here.

Follow these tips and enjoy your family fun.

Fidget Spinners - Hidden Dangers

But, I want a fidget spinner please?  Have you heard this from your child?  Fidget spinners are now all the craze and flying off toy shelves and mall kiosks. They can be found in just about any color, in character, camo or other trends, can glow in the dark or have blinking LED lights.  This latest fad has hidden dangers you should be aware of.

Pets & Hot Weather

What can a pet-parent do to prevent heat stroke danger? Be smart and proactive!

Watercraft Thefts

Recreational boating continues to grow in both popularity and in risk.  Boats are on the lakes, in the ocean, and on the rivers, all during the summer. 

Deter thieves from stealing your pride and joy.

Largest category of stolen vessels range between 20 and 29 feet, typically on twin-or triple-axle trailers, and usually fitted with outboard motors. Some boats are stolen for the engines, equipment, and electronics. Many are stolen for the purpose of resale, criminal activity, or container export.

National Grilling Month - Safety Tips

July is National Grilling Month - so break out the barbie  and let's get cooking.  Before you touch your grill keep these safety tips in mind.  Why?  Because according to the National Fire Protection Association, each year an average of 8,900 home fires are caused by grilling, and close to half of all injuries involving grills are due to thermal burns. To ensure you grill safe this month, here are some safety tips as you’re firing up the charcoal or propane grills:

4th of July - Most dangerous summer holiday

According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the 4th of July ranks as the deadliest day for drivers for the past decade.

Here are a few travel safety tips provided by Travelers Insurance: 

Make sure your car is serviced before embarking on your trip.  Be sure to inspect your spare time to insure it is in good shape.

Bring an emergency roadside kit - stock your car with water and non-perishable food, a flashlight, a first-aid kit, jumper cables, reflective triangles, sunscreen, blankets, towels, and road flares.

WannaCry - Time to Upgrade Your System

Recently, Europe was hit with an extensive WannaCry - Ransomware virus.  Companies and hospitals across the continent were paying ransom to get their data back.  Here in the US, our companies are faced with the same threat. 

How do you protect your company, your data, and your clients? UPGRADE your systems.  If you are working with Windows XP, or Windows 7, you are a prime target for hacking.  Microsoft doesn't even support these platforms anymore.  If you are working with a vendor on these platforms, they too should be warned to upgrade.

Happy Father's Day

"When my father didn't have my hand, he had my back. " Linda Poindexter

To all the fathers, we wish you a wonderful Father's Day!

College Graduates Now is the Time to Look at Your Insurance!

You and your parents survived.  You graduated.  Now, as you make a major transition from college to the work force, you are faced with big decisions.

One of them is insurance. 

Here are insurance decisions you will need to make:

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