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Making a case for stockpiling drinking water

Oct 16 2017 Water, water, every where,/Nor any drop of drink That's a line from a 220-year-old poem by Samuel Taylor Coleridge called "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner." In it, a sailor is surrounded by salt water that he can't drink safely. But those same words ring... more

Soaking up our Guide to Summer Safety

May 30 2017 Summer means fun and sun, but that doesn't mean that we can throw caution to the warm breeze. Some of our favorite summer activities also come with significant safety or health risks, especially to children. We can teach them to be careful, but ultimately it'... more

To keep your home safe, water your cut Christmas tree daily and keep it away from heat sources

Nov 28 2016 In January 2015, a massive fire in Annapolis, Md., claimed the lives of a couple and their four grandchildren, ages 6 to 8. In the mansion's great room stood a 15-foot Fraser fir Christmas tree that had been lit 24 hours per day. It had been cut 65 days... more

When dog bites man, your homeowners insurance could bite back

Nov 14 2016 Welcoming a dog into your home comes with a long checklist of considerations, from leashes and food dishes to potty training and socializing. One other item that bears significant thought is insurance liability should your dog bite or attack someone. Dog... more

How to build an emergency supply kit

Oct 31 2016 Fifty-two percent of Americans don't have copies of crucial personal documents, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Forty-eight percent don't have emergency supplies; 44 percent don't have first aid kits. Well, we're blowing the... more

Get your family ready in the event of an emergency evacuation

Oct 17 2016 Hurricane Matthew left a trail of devastation in its wake, claiming more than 1,000 lives in Haiti and at least 33 in the United States. The Category 5 storm also caused billions of dollars in property damage. Florida Gov. Rick Scott had a simple message as... more

Go to the head of the class by following these school bus safety tips

Aug 22 2016 The wheels on the bus go round and round, round and round. Each year, school buses travel more than 400 million miles in Pennsylvania and 10 billion miles across the United States. Nationally, school buses keep an estimated 17.3 million cars off the road... more

Odds are you won’t be struck by lightning, but these steps can keep your family even safer

Aug 8 2016 Benjamin Franklin was in Philadelphia when, with the help of a key and a kite, he proved that electricity and lightning were one and the same. It also was in the City of Brotherly Love that Franklin invented the lightning rod to prevent damage to buildings.... more

Tough bounces: trampoline use comes with high risk of injury and potential homeowner liability

Jul 12 2016 Trampolines have their ups and downs - and that's the problem. While jumping and somersaulting has enormous appeal to children, the danger associated with landing improperly has led the American Academy of Pediatrics to advise against anyone using a home... more

Take the plunge into swimming pool safety

Jun 12 2016 Nothing says refreshing like a dip in a swimming pool on a hot summer day. But nothing speaks of danger more than young children near water. Drowning is the leading cause of injury-related death among children ages 1 to 4, according to SafeKids.org. It's the... more

Car safety seats: They are required by law and highly effective if used properly

May 16 2016 We haul everything in our cars, from groceries and dry-cleaning to sports equipment and home-improvement products. But there's no more precious cargo than the people we move, especially our children. And yet as a nation we're not keeping them as safe as we... more



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