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Holiday Hazards: Tips on How to Prevent House Fires

Posted by Parker Beauchamp on Dec 28, 2016

This is the second post in a two-part series on winter home fire safety.The content has been updated to include up-to-date facts and information. For more information, read our first post, "Heating Hazards: Tips to Prevent Winter House Fires." 

As we head into the holiday season, new decorations and holiday schlock are likely to adorn your home. From Christmas trees and menorahs, to holiday lights and wood burning fires, it’s important to consider the safety of your loved ones and possessions when bringing these seasonal items into your home.To help you stay safe and enjoy seasonal delights, below are three common holiday hazards and tips on how to prevent home fires associated with each.

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Topics: Personal Insurance

Heating Hazards: Tips to Prevent Winter House Fires

Posted by Parker Beauchamp on Dec 21, 2016

This is the first post in a two-part series on winter home fire safety. The content has been updated to include up-to-date facts and information.

When the winter chill sets in, some residents choose to supplement home furnaces and radiators with additional heating devices, such as space heaters, or create a cozy ambiance with candles or wood-burning fires. But safety should be top of mind when using these devices, since they pose a risk as potential fire hazards

Fires caused by heating equipment accounted for 16% of all reported home fires from 2009-2013, the second highest after cooking fires, according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) report released in March 2016, Home Fires Involving Heating Equipment. During this timeframe, heating equipment caused an estimated 56,000 reported home structure fires, 470 civilian deaths and 1,490 civilians injuries. This has resulted in $1 billion in property damage in the U.S.

Keep your family and home safe this winter season by practicing the utmost caution when using home heating equipment. Below are three high-risk heating sources and ways to prevent fires in your home.

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Topics: Personal Insurance

How INGUARD and the 13-24 Drive In Help Create Lasting Family Memories [Infographic]

Posted by INGUARD Team on Dec 15, 2016

Summer nights are meant for enjoying beautiful, warm weather with family and friends – and the 13-24 Drive In has been doing just that since 1951.

As new technology and modern movie theaters came into play, the 13-24 Drive In saw a dip in attendance that was almost beyond repair. But in 2011, the treasured theater was saved by the Beauchamp family and The Honeywell Foundation. Since changing ownership, the 13-24 Drive In has not only stayed afloat, but exceeded expectations year-over-year.

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Topics: INGUARD News, Community Investment