Close and Contain!

When media began their coverage of the devastating apartment building fire that occurred earlier this month in NYC, there was a pretty consistent theme.  FDNY revealed that one of the reasons this particular fire spread so quickly is that when the victims were attempting to escape the blaze, they passed out before closing the door behind them.  Their plea was...

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2020-01-28
By: Advocate Brokerage

Every Business Should Protect Themselves From The Threat Of Water Damage

Would you be surprised to learn that your business is more likely to experience damage due to water than fire? Some common risks include: Any appliances that use water on the premises Any existing water supply lines Leaking boilers or water heater tanks High humidity levels on water supply lines Damaged pipes or hoses Plumbing leaks Flood Whether you own...

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2019-12-11
By: Advocate Brokerage

A House Fire: How to protect your family and help those who have just suffered a loss

In the event of a house fire, your family has only an average of 3 to 4 minutes to escape. That is frightening! Only 3 – 4 minutes. 30 years ago you had more time, as much as 17 minutes. But times have changed. The synthetic materials used to build your home and furnishings burn faster than the natural materials...

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2019-03-27
By: Advocate Brokerage

Understanding Your Insurance Is Important. Education Is Key – what you need to know about being underinsured.

By Denise Koslowsky When I talk about insurance, which is quite often, sooner or later the conversation will come back to what I currently consider a crisis – the many homeowners who are underinsured. It is an easy topic to understand when you are speaking in regards to the homes devastated by wildfires in California or the homes torn apart...

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2018-12-19
By: Advocate Brokerage

It’s Fire Prevention Week, a Great Time to: Look, Listen, Learn.

According to statistics from the National Fire Protection Association, fire departments in the US respond to an average of 1 fire every 86 seconds. Home fires cause an average of seven deaths per DAY and cause an estimated $6.7 billion in damage.  That is why for one week each year the NFPA calls the public’s attention to the importance of...

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2018-10-08
By: Advocate Brokerage

Close and Contain, it could save lives!

  Last week we posted a short blog about the increase in home fire fatalities this year. In case you missed it, the statistics showed that we’ve had a 60% increase in fatalities during the first 18 days of 2018 when compared to the first 18 days of 2017. We focused our attention on our recommendation to install a Central...

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2018-01-23
By: Advocate Brokerage

Record Breaking Cold Brings Record Breaking Home Fire Fatalities

  Between January 1, 2018 and January 18, 2018, 221 people in the US died as a result of a fire at home.  That is an increase of 60% over 2017.  Statistics show that the cold weather makes people spend more time indoors and more time spent indoors naturally increases the instance of home fires. The good news is that...

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2018-01-19
By: Advocate Brokerage

Helpful Hints to Get Your Home & Vehicle Winter Ready

Winter Solstice is coming up on December 21st and we want to be sure your home and your car are prepared to brave the elements. Below is a check-list of things you should consider taking care of before things get too chilly outside. At Home To Take Care Of Potential Water Woes – Have You: Turned off your exterior faucets...

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2017-12-08
By: Advocate Brokerage

Bring on the Holidays – Thoughts & Tips for Making Your Holiday Season Risk Free.

Buckle your seatbelts, it’s about to get a bumpy.  The holiday season is upon us and for most of us it’s the busiest time of year. It’s easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle and over look some of the common hazards that can dampen your holiday spirit. Let this blog serve as a quick reminder to...

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2017-11-21
By: Advocate Brokerage

Fire Do’s and Don’ts

2017-10-27
By: Advocate Brokerage

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