Blizzard in Boston

Blizzard in New England Preparedness Tips

Blizzard in BostonHere in New England, we never know when a storm is going to hit, especially since the weather can change rapidly this time of year. According to the Northeast States Emergency Consortium, there are three main types of winter storms – blizzards, ice storms, and Nor’easters. Risks include power outages, high winds that cause fallen trees, white-out conditions, coastal flooding, icy and dangerous conditions, and extreme cold.

The goal is to be ready for every situation long before any of these storms hit. Here are some common-sense tips that will help you prepare for those difficult winter storms.

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Electrical Fire

How to Prevent and Extinguish Electrical Fires in Your Home

Electrical FireResidential home electrical fires are responsible for approximately 46,000 home fires and over $1.5 billion in property damage each year. The numbers may sound daunting, but the good news is that by performing regular fire safety audits and using your electrical devices responsibly, you can greatly reduce the risk of electrical fire within your home. Here are some simple tips for preventing and extinguishing residential electrical fires.
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Big mug with hot tea and a candle, wool scarf, near cozy fireplace, in country house

Winter Holidays Home Safety Tips

Big mug with hot tea and a candle, wool scarf, near cozy fireplace, in country houseBetween holiday decorating, hosting gatherings, entertaining visitors from out of town, and an increase in deliveries, there is a lot going on around the house during the holidays. Although these activities are fun, these distractions can cause security and safety risks that leave your home vulnerable.

This article will cover some tips that will ensure that your home is safe and secure though the holiday season.

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Restaurant Safety Tips for Winter

Dining out during the winter months is one of the joys of the season. Unfortunately, winter poses some safety challenges that need to be addressed to keep both diners and employees safe. Between cramped workspaces, open flames, packed dining rooms, and winter weather, there are some potential safety hazards to address.

These safety tips provide guidance for how restaurants can keep employees and customers safe during the winter months:

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Stay Safe While Traveling This Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving weekend is one of the biggest travel weekends of the year, and driving is typically the most popular method of travel. In 2021, AAA predicted 48.3 million people would travel by car over the holiday weekend. A year later, there are even fewer restrictions, and folks are even more eager to visit family and friends, so it’s safe to expect even more travelers on the nation’s highways.

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Blackouts Are a Risk This Winter – Is Your Business Ready?

The ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine has resulted in Russia halting its pipeline gas supply to most of Europe, leaving a gap in the fuel supply. New England, which relies on liquified natural gas (LNG) for electricity, must now compete against European countries for fuel.

ISO New England Inc. advises that a prolonged cold spell this winter will put the region at risk for blackouts as the demand on the grid may be more than it can bear. ISO warns that these blackouts may be necessary to curb the supply and demand imbalance.

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Daylight Savings: Seasonal Safety Check-in

Daylight savings time comes around twice per year, making it a fantastic opportunity to do a seasonal safety check-in around your home. Massachusetts winters are notoriously cold, so it’s essential to prepare for inclement weather and the hazards that come with it. Keeping your home safe and stocked with emergency supplies will save you a last-minute trip to the store during poor weather. Use this seasonal safety checklist to prep your household for the coming months.

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Happy Halloween: Trick-or-Treating Safety Tips for 2022

For young kids, Halloween is a fun-filled holiday that promises an abundance of candy and the opportunity to sport spooky costumes. For parents, the eeriest parts of Halloween have little to do with the costumes. 

Due to increased pedestrians, low visibility, and an abundance of distractions, Halloween night typically brings a surge of pedestrian fatalities, particularly among children. 

These tips will help keep your children and any trick-or-treaters visiting your home safe on Halloween night.  Read more

Fall Home Security Checklist

Autumn brings shorter days, increased precipitation, and the start of storm season. This simple seasonal home security checklist will help you prepare for seasonal changes to keep you and your home safe and secure through the autumn months.

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Benefits of Motion Activated Lights in Your Yard

Having your walkways and entrances well-lit can reduce the risk of trips and falls and deter burglars. Putting your outdoor lights on motion sensors makes it easier to keep the perimeter of your home safe for your family and pets.

Here are some of the top benefits of motion-activated lights.

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