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Monday, August 15, 2016House fires will kill about 3,000 Americans this year. Surprisingly, more than a third of the victims will have at least one working smoke detector in their home or apartment. Ever wonder about the durability of your smoke detector? Jackie Ireland picked up a nice picture of this alarm from the Fairfield Volunteer Fire Department - READ MORE >>
Thursday, August 11, 2016During the 2016 Safety Stand Down, fire departments are encouraged to suspend all non-emergency activity in order to focus on training and education related to this year’s theme: “The First 5 Minutes – Stretching the Initial Hose Line, Putting Water on the Fire. READ MORE >>
Tuesday, August 9, 2016FREE Paratransit Vehicle Inspection Guide now available! VFIS has just released its new Paratransit Vehicle Inspection Guide that you can start using to help manage risk at your emergency service organization. Find sections on pre-trip Inspections for wheelchair securement and equipment, lift systems and more. READ MORE >>
Tuesday, August 9, 2016Low voltage electric shock a hazard at marinas By Kenneth Willemsen Boaters and marina visitors should be aware of the hazards of swimming in dock areas and the phenomenon of electric shock drowning (ESD). READ MORE >>
Monday, August 8, 2016Renting a home while on vacation? Check your policy! by Maria Sinnard Know your coverages before you rent a vacation home, then be at ease. Many families enjoy the convenience of renting a beach home or mountain cabin for a vacation getaway. READ MORE >>
Thursday, August 4, 2016College students, it’s time to take stock of your stuff
By Kristen Bomkamp
Take inventory of the items you take to college.
If you are among the millions of young adults packing up to head off to college, now is a great time to take stock of all of your electronics, sports equipment, mus... READ MORE >>
Wednesday, July 20, 2016Protecting Your Small Business Most small business owners know about protecting their family. It is not an easy topic to contemplate, but small-business owners also need to protect their companies should they suddenly pass away. READ MORE >>
Tuesday, July 19, 2016Backyard entertaining has gotten more elaborate in recent years. Fire pits are helping homeowners extend the backyard season, and today’s playsets involve more than a simple set of swings and a slide. Whether backyard entertaining means spending time by the swimming pool or gathered around the grill, here are some safety tips to help keep your oasis fun and free of danger. READ MORE >>
Monday, July 18, 2016A View from the Inside Not another SOP. Why do we need those? Standard of Operating Guidelines (SOGs) are not something new in the emergency services industry, but they play a critical role in tracking changes in training or procedures and assuring that responders understand what is expected of them. READ MORE >>
Monday, July 18, 2016Seven Questions to ask your agent about Homeowners Insurance When you’re shopping for homeowner insurance, remember that policies can vary widely. Some coverages may be included, and others may be available for additional premium. Here are some questions you might want to ask your independent insurance agent: READ MORE >>