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Preventing Holiday House Fires: 8 Tips to Keep Your Family Safe

By Jennifer Johnson, Client Executive

clock November 28, 2017 at 10:00 AM

The holidays are a time for family, food, and fun.  A house fire is the last thing on our minds. So, it’s easy to overlook the potential fire risk from common holiday items such as candles, indoor trees, and twinkle lights.  According to the National Fire Protection Association, almost 47,000[1] fires take place during the holiday season and, tragically, one in thirty-one Christmas tree fires result in death.[2] 

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Topics: Individuals, Homeowners

California Wildfires: Quick List of Resources for Businesses, Homeowners, and Volunteers

By Jennifer Johnson, Client Executive

clock October 10, 2017 at 3:15 PM

California is suffering unprecedented devastation as wildfires spread through both rural and urban communities. Many of our colleagues, clients and business partners in the affected regions are facing evacuations, fear of the unknown and in some cases, loss of property.  In the midst of a crisis, it can be hard to know what to do or how to help. We put together a quick list of resources, depending on individual needs.

For up to the minute updates on wildfire progression and evacuation areas, visit Cal Fire’s Incident Information page: http://www.fire.ca.gov/current_incidents

If you are a homeowner and have a home that was lost or damaged as a result of the fire, contact your broker right away.

If you are a business owner and have suffered a loss related to your business, once you and your employees are safe, contact your broker right away.

If you are not currently in an area threatened by fire and are concerned about precautions you can take to protect your own home or business, contact your broker to discuss the best plans and policies to have in place.

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Topics: Individuals, Property + Casualty

Protect Your Home from Wildfire Before it Starts

By Jennifer Johnson, Client Executive

clock June 16, 2014 at 10:00 AM

Traditionally, dry summers and Santa Ana wind conditions have been the recipe for numerous wildfire outbreaks from June to November. After a heavy rainy season, more growth adds fuel to fire conditions. California homeowners need to be particularly diligent in ensuring their home and assets are protected.

As large developments move further East in search of land and privacy, wildfire breakouts pose an exponentially higher threat. These areas are typically less convenient for fire fighters and flammable brush is naturally more abundant. Removing brush to avoid catastrophic loss, however, is simply not enough.

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Topics: Individuals

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