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December 2019

Posted On 12/31/19

Prevent a Car Accident on New Year’s Eve

The holidays are not the best time to be on the road in Arizona. Busy traffic, drunk drivers and dangerous roadway conditions make for significant accident risks on major holidays such as Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s. For example, New Year’s Eve 2017 to New Year’s Day 2018 in Arizona saw 10 fatal car accidents and dozens of personal injury accidents, according to the state’s Department of Transportation. As you usher in 2020, keep traffic safety in mind. 3 Holiday Car Accident Prevention Tips If you plan on driving on New Year’s Eve, you may have the power to prevent an auto accident. By staying vigilant and using defensive driving...

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Posted On 12/30/19

Arizona Sinkholes

A sinkhole is a dangerous natural disaster in which the surface land suddenly collapses from the dissolution of underlying rocks and subsurface. Sinkholes often appear without warning, opening a hole in the ground that may have been forming for months or years. A sinkhole can swallow up homes and vehicles, as well as cause life-changing personal injuries and deaths. Sinkholes are relatively uncommon in Arizona, but they can happen. Learning about what causes sinkholes, how to respond to injuries and who might be responsible can help a victim move forward after this disaster. How Do Sinkholes Happen? Most sinkholes start as natural ground depressions. Rainwater has no way to drain...

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Posted On 12/28/19

Home Fire Safety

Home fires cause thousands of serious injuries and preventable deaths each year. Home fires account for only 27% of all fires, yet they cause 79% of fire-related deaths and 73% of reported injuries. Home fires are extremely dangerous and could prove fatal if your family does not know how to properly respond to the emergency. Practice proactive fire safety in your home for the best odds of preventing a fire or escaping one unscathed. Before Active fire prevention is critical to the safety of your home and family. Almost all home fires are preventable. A few general safety tips and vigilance on the part of the homeowner could stop a...

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Posted On 12/26/19

Car Fire Safety

Car fires can arise due to defective car parts, poor vehicle maintenance and car accidents. If your vehicle catches on fire, you and your passengers are at great risk of suffering burn and explosion injuries. You may not always be able to prevent a car fire, but you can learn how to properly respond to one. Practicing good car fire safety, such as recognizing the signs of a car fire and knowing how to react, could save your life. Prevent Car Fires From 2014 to 2016, U.S. fire departments responded to about 171,500 vehicle fires per year. These fires caused an annual average of 1,300 victim injuries, 345 fatalities and...

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Posted On 12/23/19

Christmas Fire Prevention

Fire safety might be far from your mind this holiday season, but many people’s favorite Christmas traditions pose serious fire threats. From decking the halls to trimming the tree, Christmastime comes with many activities that increase the risk of house fires, injuries and deaths. From 2013 to 2017, an average of 160 house fires per year started with Christmas trees alone. This year, keep your family safe while celebrating the season with a few general fire prevention tips. Tend to the Tree Christmas trees are a leading cause of holiday fires, property destruction and burn injuries every year. Christmas trees, especially those that have dried up, can serve as excellent...

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Posted On 12/21/19

Work Fire Safety

Workplace accidents cause thousands of employee injuries and numerous deaths each year. Common causes of these injuries are fires and explosions. Electrical mishaps, poorly trained workers, lack of safety gear, dangerous premises and hazardous work conditions all contribute to fires and burn injuries in the workplace. Whether you are an employer or employee, the power to prevent work fires can rest with you. While it is ultimately the employer’s legal responsibility to maintain a safe work environment, workers can also participate in proper fire safety. Eliminate Excess Waste Keeping a premises fire-safe requires eliminating potential sources of kindling lying around the warehouse or office. A workplace should not have trash,...

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