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READYColorado Blog: Wildland Fire Insurance: Property and Financial Preparedness

Wildfires continue to be a growing threat in the Rocky Mountain Region where population is booming in high-risk wildland-urban interface (WUI) areas. While many people move to and live in Colorado for its forests, mountains and breathtaking views, they don’t always see the potential risks of losing their homes to wildfire – even in suburban neighborhoods. It is critical homeowners understand the risks of living in wildfire prone areas, the potential insurance impacts and what steps they should take to protect themselves, their property and personal finances.

READYColorado Blog: Spring Cleaning: Keeping Your Identity Clean

Are you getting ready to do some spring cleaning? If you are like most of us, you will toss out some papers as spring nears. April also happens to be records and information management month. Identity thieves know that we often toss out valuable information during a spring cleaning purge, and they are on the lookout for anything they can grab that will help them steal your identity. Below are a few tips to keep your identity safe while you freshen up your home.

READYColorado Blog: National Telecommunicator’s Week and 911 Education Month

An emergency arises and you call 9-1-1 for help, but you don’t know what to tell the dispatcher because you’ve suddenly forgotten your address. Being prepared can help eliminate some of the stress that sets in during emergencies. National Public Safety Telecommunicator’s Week and 9-1-1 Education Month serve as important reminders that being prepared can make all the difference.

READYColorado Blog: National Window Safety Week: Five Minutes of Prevention

According to SafeKids.org, window falls account for about eight deaths and 3,300 injuries among children five and younger each year.  National Window Safety Week is designed to heighten the awareness of what can be done to help keep families safe from the risk of accidental falls or injuries in the home. Falls from a window are extremely dangerous, especially for children, and can cause serious injuries or death.

READYColorado Blog: Hazardous Materials and Household Chemical Safety

Hazardous materials, more commonly referred to as chemicals, are used regularly in our daily lives.  A hazardous material is any solid, liquid, or gas that can cause harm to humans and other living organisms.  Many products containing hazardous chemicals are routinely used and stored in homes.  They are used to grow our food, clean our homes, fuel our cars, and purify our water, which means we have to be careful about how we use and store these chemicals. 

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