Topic: Safety Tips

How to Organize a Neighborhood Watch

Posted by Safeco July 2, 2015
A neighborhood watch group is a great way to bring your neighbors together with local law enforcement to make a difference in your community. How big a difference all depends on how big an effort you put in. So, here are some tips to help you get started – and keep going – on the right foot. Read more

10 Lightning Myths Debunked

Posted by Safeco June 25, 2015
You may think you know how to stay safe in a lightning storm. But, much of what you’ve heard may merely be myth. Take a look at these debunked lightning myths so you have a better idea of what to do the next time it strikes. Read more

How to Hang in There When the Lights Go Out

Posted by Safeco June 22, 2015
For those times when you’re in the dark, allow us to shed some light on how to stay safe in a power outage. By knowing how to respond when the power goes out, there’ll be no need for the panic to set in. Read more

Tips for a Safe Fourth of July — From Food to Fireworks

Posted by Safeco June 15, 2015
Independence Day – it’s one of the most festive days of the year, and it’s almost here. No matter what type of celebration you have in the works, we have plenty of tips to help you enjoy the holiday the safe way. Read more

6 ATV Safety Tips for Your Summer Adventures

Posted by Safeco June 11, 2015
There’s nothing like warm weather to get ATV-ers out for a ride. So, before you head out to your favorite riding area, review these ATV safety tips to help ensure you’re ready for the fun ahead. Read more

Make It a Point to Get Outside With Your Family

Posted by Safeco June 1, 2015
Grab the sunscreen! Saturday, June 13 is National Get Outdoors Day, and we have some safety guidelines and other tips to help you make the most of your time outside with minimal effort. You never know, Get Outdoors Day could be the start of a healthy new routine for you and your family, not to mention a great – and fun – way to bond. Read more

Is Working in the ‘Sharing Economy’ for You?

Posted by Safeco May 25, 2015
Thinking of taking up ride sharing or home sharing? First things first, review these potential benefits and risks to help you determine whether it’s for you. Ride sharing or home sharing can be a great way to earn extra income, so long as you’re well informed and comfortable with certain consequences that may arise. Read more

Don’t Get Burned as BBQ Season Begins

Posted by Safeco May 11, 2015
Before marinating the meat, before skewering the vegetables, brush up on these safety tips for summer cookout season. Because, no matter how you flip it, a safe cookout is the best kind of cookout to have. Read more

Commuting by Bike: How to Get to the Office on 2 Wheels

Posted by Safeco May 4, 2015
Getting to work on two wheels takes a little planning, the proper equipment and the right mindset, too. Learn how to gear up for your ride so you can start spending less on gas and investing more in green living. With these tips, you’ll be well on your way to commuting by bike during Bike to Work Week, starting Monday, May 11. Read more

Staying Safe When the Ground Shakes

Posted by Safeco April 13, 2015
In California, it’s Earthquake Preparedness Month, but taking steps to prepare for a quake isn’t just for those in the Golden State. In fact, no U.S. state or territory is exempt from the risk of a quake. So, learn what to do before, during and after an earthquake so you can think on your feet when the ground starts moving. Read more

First Aid for Your Furry Companion

Posted by Safeco April 6, 2015
It’s April, which means it’s National Pet First Aid Awareness Month. Plus, spring is in the air and summer is quickly approaching. This means lots more outdoor play, which can increase the likelihood of injury. Here’s a list of must-have first-aid items to stock just in case accident strikes your dog. Read more

Seat Belt Safety Tips: Beyond Just Buckling Up

Posted by Safeco March 30, 2015
Using a seat belt is one of the most effective ways to save lives and reduce injuries in a car crash, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And, it’s something easy everyone can do. But, are you buckling up correctly? Learn more about proper seat belt use so you and your family are better protected. Read more

Cozy Up to These Five Fireplace Safety Tips

Posted by Safeco December 29, 2014
Fire is nothing to play around with. Get stoked about fireplace safety so your crackling fire is delightful – not frightful. Read more

Be Charitable This Holiday Season, but Sensible and Safe Too

Posted by Safeco December 1, 2014
Who doesn’t feel good about making a charitable donation – or several – during the holidays? With these tips on selecting a worthwhile charity, avoiding donation scams and keeping your identity secure, you’ll feel even better. Read more

Be Thankful You Know These 10 Dos, Don’ts of Frying a Turkey

Posted by Safeco November 3, 2014
Planning a deep-fried bird for your Thanksgiving table? Brush up on these 10 deep-fryer safety tips well in advance of the holiday – even before you head out to the store to buy your turkey. Read more

No Tricks! Make Halloween a Treat for Your Entire Family

Posted by Safeco October 13, 2014
Before you head out to trick or treat amongst the goblins, witches and other creatures crawling your neighborhood, brush up on these Halloween safety tips to keep everyone, including your pets, safe. Read more

5 Wildfire Prevention Tips for Fall

Posted by Safeco September 15, 2014
Even as the weather starts to cool this fall, many areas in the U.S. remain at risk for wildfires. These wildfire prevention tips can help keep you, the ones you love and the wilderness you enjoy safe this fall – and during any season of the year. Read more

What to Put in Your Emergency Preparedness Kit

Posted by Safeco September 8, 2014
Setting aside food, water, medicine and other supplies for an emergency can help keep your family safe during a natural disaster or power outage. Make – or update – an emergency kit now that National Preparedness Month is here so you’re ready when the time comes. Read more

Backpack Safety: Are Your Kids Carrying Too Much?

Posted by Safeco September 1, 2014
Everyone’s geared up for class. As part of Backpack Safety Awareness Month, learn how to make sure kids’ packs aren’t dragging them down and putting them at risk for injury. Read more

Essential Safety Tips for Nighttime Boating

Posted by Safeco August 18, 2014
It’s a nice night on the boat. Keep it that way with these tips on preparing for and enjoying a night excursion. While you’re out there having fun, you also need to ensure everyone onboard and others on the water are safe and sound. Read more

Keep the Fire (Pit) Burning, but Keep It Safe

Posted by Safeco July 21, 2014
Before you get out the graham crackers, chocolate and marshmallows for National S’mores Day on August 10, check out these fire pit safety tips. Read more

The Ins & Outs of Staying Cool in a Power Outage

Posted by Safeco July 7, 2014
When the power is down and the mercury is rising, use these tips to help keep everyone, including pets, healthy, happy and safe. Read more

Fireworks Safety for a Fun – and Safe – Fourth

Posted by Safeco June 30, 2014
With a little precaution, you’ll remember this July Fourth for all the right, rather than the wrong, reasons. Happy Independence Day! Read more

Avoid Slips, Trips and Falls in the Bathroom

Posted by Safeco June 9, 2014
Is your bathroom just an accident waiting to happen? As part of National Safety Month, learn how to make your bathroom a safer place. Read more

Tornado Truths

Posted by Safeco April 7, 2014
You can’t control the weather or the outcome of a destructive storm but there are steps you can take to help you and your family remain protected in the event of a tornado. Begin by knowing fact from myth when it comes to tornado safety. Read more

Homeowners Safety While on Vacation

Posted by Safeco March 17, 2014
For many, the winter months are a welcome time to escape the short days and chilly temperatures by taking a vacation. But don’t forget to take these precautions to ensure your home stays safe while you’re away. Read more

Home Security Tips

Posted by Safeco January 27, 2014
Everyone wants to keep their home safe from burglars or intruders, but not everyone wants to have an alarm system installed. Nowadays, there are more options than ever when it comes to home security, so we at Safeco want to help you sort through those options with a few tips. Read more

Holiday Tree Safety

Posted by Andrea Chatwood December 16, 2013
Don’t forget these important safety precautions when enjoying a Christmas tree in your home this holiday season. Read more

Safe Traveling Tips

Posted by April Schoffer October 17, 2013
Sometimes traveling can be stressful, it’s important to ensure that you have taken the necessary precautions to keep your home, belongings – and most importantly yourself – safe. Read more

Keep Your Family Safe from Dog Bites

Posted by Erica Jorgensen July 10, 2013
Dog bites are unfortunately a very common cause of serious injury, especially for kids. Here are some surprising facts about dog bites along with tips and advice for protecting you and your family. Read more

Wireless Emergency Alerts

Posted by Brion Kinne June 19, 2013
A public service provided by the federal government in cooperation with wireless carriers, wireless emergency alerts are warning messages automatically sent to your mobile phone about severe weather and other safety threats in your area. Read more
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