Category Archives: Northwest – Safety

The Type of Fire Extinguisher Every Home Should Have

A fire is a fire, and a fire extinguisher is a fire extinguisher, right? Well, not quite. There are actually different types of fires and different types of extinguishers that respond best to each one. So, which is right for you? Continue reading

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What Should Go in Your Home Safe – or Safe-Deposit Box?

What documents do you need to keep? What can your shred? Are your valuable items properly secured? Wait, what’s that? You don’t have a home safe? Or a safe-deposit box? Well, let’s look at why you may want to get one – or both – and what to keep inside. Continue reading

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5 Tips to Help You Care for Your Trees

Properly maintained trees are less likely to fall on your home and your car or someone else’s. So, exactly how should you care for your trees? Here are some tips. Continue reading

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After the Storm, Is Your Food Still Safe?

The question is: Should you eat it or toss it? The answer: It depends – on a lot of factors, actually. To help you determine the best course of action, here are some insights and guidelines. Continue reading

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Navigate Rainy Roadways With Care

It’s just rain – how much impact can it really have on your driving? The answer: a lot. Continue reading

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Have Guns in Your House? 5 Things to Keep in Mind

The topic of guns can be very sensitive, but there’s one thing virtually everyone can agree on: Storing them safely is incredibly important, particularly in homes where children live or visit. Fortunately, there are a number of things you can do to help ensure firearm safety at home – whether you have kids around or not. These five tips are a great start… Continue reading

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What to Do After a Car Accident in Winter

With reduced visibility, slick roads and maybe even a reckless driver or two, accidents are bound to happen. So, what should you do if you experience one? Follow these five guidelines to help you stay safe. Continue reading

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Tips for Traveling With Your Smartphone

If you’re traveling this holiday season (or any time), you’ll want to avoid some troublesome scenarios. Here are a few sensible smartphone tips to help you do just that. Continue reading

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Thrifty Security: Burglar-Proof Your Home for the Holidays

One way to get some peace of mind about the safety of your home when you’re away is to invest in one of the numerous high-tech security systems currently available. If that’s not in your budget, there are plenty of less costly steps you can take to help prevent burglaries. Continue reading

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How to Avoid Animal-Vehicle Collisions

About 2 million times every year, animals and cars collide on U.S. roadways – often causing serious and even fatal injuries to drivers and passengers, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. As random as these collisions might seem, there are things you can do to improve your chances of avoiding one. Continue reading

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