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Proper Smoke Alarm Placement Can Save Your Life!

Not only is checking the batteries and testing your smoke alarms important to your safety, but also key is placing smoke alarms in the proper places. Alarms should be in the basement, outside sleeping areas, and inside each bedroom. View the infographic below to learn more about smoke alarm placement. More information about fire prevention This article is part of a series of articles for Fire...

Life jackets: Three ways to ‘Wear It’

Most boaters know they’re required to have a U.S. Coast Guard-approved life jacket on board for every passenger. But having the jackets on board isn't the same thing as wearing them. The good news is that today’s life jackets are much more comfortable, lightweight, and stylish than the bulky style most boaters remember. Some life jackets use inflatable technologies. They may resemble a pair of...

Backyard Haven or Hazard?

Backyards aren’t just for baseball and burgers any more. For many Americans, the backyard has become a haven to unwind, have fun or entertain in style. Of course, the more activities and backyard equipment — hot tubs, built-in fire pits, swings, trampolines, pools and barbeque grills — the higher the risk potential. Knowing some safety tips up front can prevent future problems. “Preventing hazards will...

Proper medicine management can prevent poisonings at home

Poisoning is the leading cause of death from injuries in the United States according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Pardridge Insurance and its partner Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Company encourages people to use good judgment in storing and disposing of medicines to prevent poisonings at home. Nearly 3 million poisonings were reported the nation’s poison centers in 2014. According to the American Association of...

Use Just a Tiny Percent of What You Already Spend to Protect Your Kids

Do you know how much it takes to raise a child these days? Are you sitting down? That would be almost a quarter of a million dollars. It costs $245,000 to raise a child born in 2013 until they hit 18, according to the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture. This is not about a luxury upbringing. This is no Kardashian-esque baby outfitted in cashmere onesies. This...