Archive for the ‘Safety’ Category

Night Driving Dangers

Friday, October 30th, 2015

A little extra caution can go a long way while driving at night   Summer has ended, and while fall and winter have their own pleasures— longer nights mean increased danger on the roads. You might think you drive just as well at night, but consider this: Even though nighttime driving accounts for just 23%…Read More

Football Fan Safety

Friday, September 18th, 2015

Make football season not just fun, but also safe     Finally, we’re welcoming fall, that eagerly anticipated season when we get to enjoy cooler temps, colorful leaves, the start of school and, of course, football season in Oregon! Football season brings with it a whole host of seasonal activities for football fans, from game-day…Read More

Backpack Safety

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

Five Tips to Prevent Back-to-School Backpack Overload Each year, tens of millions of kids head off to school with backpacks full of books and supplies, according to the American Occupational Therapy Association. Thousands of those kids will end up with injuries caused by those packs. It sounds ridiculous, but imagine an 80-pound child carrying a…Read More

Wildfire Season

Monday, August 17th, 2015

It’s Been a Dry Summer! And as we head into wildfire season this fall, here are a few tips to help your family stay safe and keep your home protected. A surprising fact: wildfire can happen in almost every state While wildfire strikes more frequently in the West, nearly every state has been devastated by…Read More

Earthquake Insurance

Friday, July 31st, 2015

Earthquake Insurance – What Oregon needs to know What are the two most important things to know about earthquake insurance? Most home insurance policies do not cover earthquake damage. Even if you don’t live in an area where earthquakes are common, you may still need earthquake insurance. Earthquakes have occurred in 39 states since 1900,…Read More

Staying Cool Without Power

Wednesday, July 29th, 2015

Staying Cool When the Power Goes Out   In the heat of summer, a power outage can be more than an inconvenience — it can be downright dangerous, especially if you don’t have a game plan to keep cool and minimize risks. This list of tips can help you create that game plan, stay safe…Read More

Jet Ski and WaveRunner Safety

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015

Stay Safe on Your Jet Skis™ and WaveRunners™   For a lot of people in Portland, summer means getting out on the water. And you don’t even need a boat to do it. Personal watercraft, such as Jet Skis and WaveRunners, provide a fun and accessible way to enjoy the water. However, these small, fast…Read More

Speeding

Monday, July 13th, 2015

Slow down, save money … and lives   How many times has the following happened to you? You’re speeding down Highway 26 when you spot an Oregon State Trooper car. You quickly hit the brakes and slow down, relieved that you didn’t get caught … this time. Now take a minute to think what could…Read More

Fishing Safety

Monday, July 6th, 2015

Create great fishing memories for your children   No matter what season is winding down, the next season is just another reason to spend on the water in the boat with rod in hand. One of the best ways to enjoy boating and fishing in Portland, Oregon is to share the fun with others –…Read More

Firework Pet Safety

Thursday, July 2nd, 2015

Keep your pets safe during the Fourth of July Fireworks For most of us, the Fourth of July is a time to enjoy the pyrotechnics that mark the holiday. But for our pets, fireworks are another story. Many pets can be traumatized by the noisy rockets and firecrackers so many of us enjoy. At Bolliger…Read More

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