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

October is Fire Safety Month – Do you know Two Ways Out?

Every October, the National Fire Protection Association launches a campaign in an effort to bring fire prevention into the spotlight.  Each year NFPA chooses a specific theme and this year is no different.  While the last two years have focused on the importance of smoke detectors this year they are tackling a new topic to help keep your family safe....

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2017-10-11
By: Advocate Brokerage

Preventable Tragedies. A Central Station Fire Alarm Can Save Lives.

We were saddened to hear of the Queen’s house fire at the end of April that claimed the lives of 5 young people.  The fast moving fire was said to be reported by a driver passing the home.  Although firefighters responded quickly, within 4 minutes of receiving the call, they were unable to save the lives of any of the...

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2017-05-02
By: Advocate Brokerage

The most important caution you can take to protect your home from fire damage is to have a Central Station Fire Alarm installed

Back in January we posted a blog about how cold weather increases the likelihood of home fires.  Unfortunately, this weekend during the big drop in temperature, a home on Scarsdale’s Black Birch Lane experienced a fire during the wee hours of the morning. On Sunday, both Jeff Koslowsky & Glenn Binday were called to the scene at 4am to help...

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2017-03-07
By: Advocate Brokerage

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