Entries by Emmy F

Farmers Union Agency Fall Coat Drive September 1 – October 2, 2020

Millions of Americans can’t afford warm coats for their family this winter. Farmers Union Agency will be holding a Fall Coat Drive September 1 through October 2, 2020 in correlation with national non-profit One Warm Coat!   Did you know? 1 in 5 American children is living in poverty. For the nearly 39 million Americans living […]

Insurance Implications of a Fire Pit, Grill or Gas Fireplace

In our final of three blog entries about the insurance implications of attractive nuisances like treehouses, swing sets, and swimming pools, we will talk about the dangers of a fire pit, grill or gas fireplace. Is a fire pit, grill or gas fireplace an attractive nuisance? To review, an attractive nuisance is a feature on […]

Insurance Implications of Trampolines, Swing Sets and Tree Houses

Children especially get excited about playing outside.  While parents should be encouraging their kids to be active, it’s important to be aware of the potential dangers they could face in their outdoor environments, especially in the summertime.  In fact, the National Safety Council indicates that more preventable, accidental deaths happen during the two months of July and August each year than during any other two-month period.

Cold Weather Safety Tips for Your Pet

Exposure to winter’s dry, cold air and chilly rain, sleet and snow can cause chapped paws and itchy, flaking skin. But these aren’t the only discomforts pets can suffer.  Winter walks can become downright dangerous if chemicals from ice-melting agents are licked off of bare paws.  To help prevent cold weather dangers from affecting your […]

Electrical Cord Safety

Know Electrical Cord Safety In addition to keeping cords out of sight, electrical cords should be kept out from underfoot to prevent tripping. They should always be kept in good condition so they don’t become fire hazards.  Here are some tips from the Consumer Product Safety Commission and the Electrical Safety Foundation International on electrical […]