Snake Plissken had to fight through some tough challenges to Escape from New York. But you and your family can take a few steps to plan escape routes from your home in case of fire.
According to the National Fire Prevention Association, the leading cause of clothes dryer fires is the owner’s failure to keep them clean. Make sure you follow these basics: Keep the exhaust vent pipe clear of lint buildup; and make sure the outdoor vent is clear of obstructions. Many more great tips can be found in the…Details
Oxford/Orion FISH is a non-profit organization providing groceries and other items for neighbors in need who live in Oxford, Lake Orion, Addison and Oakland Townships. Each Christmas season, FISH runs the AngelFISH program to provide Christmas gifts for children in those families This year, our agency “adopted” three children, shopping based on wish lists from…Details
OK – you’ve been putting up decorations for years. You know all about keeping your house and family safe. Or do you? I’ll confess I missed a couple of questions on the National Fire Prevention Association’s Project Holiday Quiz. Because you really shouldn’t string together 10 strands of Christmas lights? News to me, as I…Details
Harleysville Insurance Company made it a little easier for our troops in Afghanistan and Kuwait to connect with their family on Thanksgiving Day. They provided over 35,000 phone calls from members of the US military to loved ones at home. And they plan on doing it again in 2013!Details
One of the simplest things we can do to prevent fires during the holidays is to simply keep our Christmas trees well-watered. It’s amazing how much faster the dry tree in the video burns compared to the watered tree. According to the NFPA, one in three tree fires is caused by electrical issues, so be…Details
How did Michigan’s motorcycle helmet repeal law impact injuries, insurance and travel this year? According to MLive.com today, there is a mixed bag of results from the change. Did you expect injuries to skyrocket? What would happen to the cost of insurance requiring $20,000 minimum Medical Expense coverage? Would repeal of the law encourage more…Details