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How Does a Little Flame Become so Dangerous?...
December 28, 2016

There’s a special beauty and tranquility to candles, but a lighted candle is also a potential fire hazard if not carefully monitored.  The winter holidays and New Year’s Eve are peak times for candle fires, so be sure to exercise caution when celebrating with open flames.                                                      

  • Place lighted candles where they won’t be knocked over by children, pets or anyone else.
  • Always keep burning candles within sight, and always extinguish them before leaving the room or going to sleep.
  • Keep candles away from curtains, clothing, books, and other combustible items.
  • Use durable candle holders that are big enough to collect wax drippings and don’t tip over easily.
  • Trim candle wicks to one-quarter inch, and maintain this wick length throughout the candle’s life.

A study by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission suggests that 85 percent of candle fires could be avoided if consumers followed basic safety rules as mentioned above.

As Always - All homes should be equipped with working smoke detectors and fire extinguishers.


Categories: Fire Prevention, Home Tips, Safety,
What Is Identity Theft?...
December 22, 2016

You've heard the term "Identity Theft" about a thousand times, but do you really know what getting your identity stolen entails?  It's like Catch Me If You Can!  

Identity theft is when criminals steal your personal information, such as your full name or Social Security Number, to commit fraud, including applying for credit, getting medical services, or filing taxes. There are several different types of identity theft, ranging from stealing your health insurance information to creating phony social media accounts using photos and other personal info. But the most common form of identity theft today is tax ID theft.

Finger Lakes offers enhancement endorsements to provide you with the best coverage for ID Theft. Contact your Agent for further details.


Categories: Enhanced Coverages, ID Theft, Scams,
Tis the Season...
December 12, 2016

With Christmas and New Year’s right around the corner many people are getting ready for their annual holiday parties.  However, hosts need to take steps to limit their liability before the party begins.

  • Provide plenty of outdoor lighting so guests see the walk-ways.
  • Keep pathways and steps clear of snow/ice to prevent falling.
  • Never leave cooking food unattended on the stove or outside grill.
  • Encourage guests to pick a designated driver who will refrain from drinking alcoholic beverages.
  • Have non-alcoholic beverages available.
  • Be a responsible host/hostess. Limit your own alcohol intake so that you will be better able to judge your guests’ sobriety.

Whether you are hanging out with a small group of friends for cocktails or throwing a big family bash, remember that a good host is a responsible host, and needs to take steps to ensure their guests' safety. 

Have a wonderful and safe holiday season!


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