Category: Holiday Safety

’tis the Season… for Holiday Fire Safety

Don’t Get Burned this Holiday Season According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), Christmas tree fires caused $14.8 million in direct property damage between 2011-2015.  On average, one out of every 32 reported home Christmas tree fires resulted in a death.  Thankfully, our friends at Belfor Property Restoration have compiled a list of holiday […]

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Holiday Pet Safety Tips

The holidays are right around the corner!  For those with one or more four-legged friends in the house, it’s time to go over some safety tips. After all, you want all your family members to enjoy the festivities – even the furry ones. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, which operates […]

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The Clock is Ticking for Holiday Baking

Looking for some new ideas for your holiday cookie tray?  This week was Forest Agency Insurance’s 10th Annual Cookie Exchange, and we had some unique and creative treats this year.  Here’s the rundown, with links to recipes for each: Lemon Ricotta Cookies with Lemon Glaze:  These Italian lumps of sweet tartness were such a hit last […]

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How to get insurance for your new drone

Millions of drones are expected to land under Christmas trees this year, according to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Piloting a drone might sound like child’s play, but before you take flight, be sure to contact your insurance professional. Recently, the FAA mandated registration for most drones, and issued guidelines on their use. But what happens in the event of […]

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Drones must be registered…but do I need insurance?

According to Bloomberg, owners of consumer drones will have to begin registering with the U.S. government starting next week under a policy issued in time for the expected holiday shopping rush (read the full report here).  Only the smallest toys will be exempt from tracking by the Federal Aviation Agency.  Every consumer who owns a […]

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Travel Checklist for Snowbirds

If you are a snowbird heading south for the winter, there are several key things you should do to help protect your vacant home. Taking these steps can help protect your home from theft, water damage, heating or electrical system malfunctions and other possible threats while you are away. Forward your mail and stop newspaper delivery […]

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Forest Agency Launches Sock Drive for Housing Forward

Did you know that the single most needed item for the homeless clients of Housing Forward is new grey or black socks?    Housing Forward, Forest Agency’s Charity of the Quarter, provides temporary shelter and services for the homeless in Chicago’s Western suburbs.  This Holiday Season Forest Agency is collecting new socks (and while we are at […]

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