Home fire, car fire – wherever it happens and to whatever extent of the damage, dealing with a fire can be devastating.


    With our informative articles, you’ll learn the steps to take to avoid increasing your fire potential as well as strategies to deal with the damage to your home and possessions.


    WHN TIP – Be safe, be smart and be prepared!

  • Partner and State Links

    Health / Life Be there for a friend or loved one in need – learn great tips at What Friends Do. Extension Disaster Education Network (EDEN) has resources you can use, from food safety to field safety, from physical to psychological, and from government to community development. Here’s a general link to help you find a Better […]

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  • After a Home Fire – What To Do

    Once the fire is out, the recovery process begins. Here’s what to know and do – and not do. WHN TIP – First Needs: If you need immediate assistance with shelter, food or other personal needs, consider contacting your local American Red Cross chapter. Insured? Contact your insurance agent as soon as possible, preferably before meeting with […]

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  • Keeping Your Home Safe While You Travel

    Here are some smart “insider tips” from industry professionals and everyday travelers we interviewed that cover the preparation of your home while you are on vacation. The House: Main Rooms Have a friend, family member or trusted neighbor check on your house. Give the person your house keys and security codes (if necessary). WHN TIP […]

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  • Create A Fire Emergency Plan

    Plan Ahead Download our Fire Safety Items Checklist to make sure you have enough fire safety items to cover your entire home, especially where people sleep. Purchase fire safety items such as smoke alarms, fire extinguishers, carbon monoxide detectors, fire ladders and so on. Print out and fill in your Emergency Contact List. Print copies of the Contact […]

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  • Returning Home After a Disaster: What Supplies to Bring

    If you are returning home to clean or salvage items, here’s a list of suggested supplies and items to bring with you. Three Tips Download and print out our Records Recovery Checklist for important documents and records to bring with you or locate when you return home. Download our Returning Home After a Disaster-What to Take checklist for […]

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  • What to Do in Case of a Car Fire

    Fire While Driving Be safe, be smart. Pull over and stop your car immediately. Turn off the ignition. Get yourself and all other persons out of the vehicle. Get far away from the vehicle and stay away from it. Keep others away. Even if there aren’t visible flames, the car may be VERY hot. It […]

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  • Working With a Claims Adjuster

    Once you have notified your insurance company of your loss, you will meet with a claims or field adjuster. Your insurance company provides the adjuster at no charge to you — it’s included in the cost of your insurance policy. A claims adjuster will: Investigate the circumstances of a loss Discuss it with you Provide an assessment […]

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  • 4 Things to Know about Your Insurance Score

    Like a credit score used by banks, insurance scores rate your risk (how financially stable you are) since research has shown that people who are in better shape credit-wise tend to file fewer insurance claims. What It’s Based On Your insurance score takes into account factors such as: your credit history the number of claims you’ve […]

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  • Property Damage: 8 Actions to Expect from Your Agent

    What Your Agent Will Do Here are some actions your insurance agent may take after you file a claim. Meet with you in the first few days after the loss (or when it is physically possible) to review additional living expense requirements. (See 17 Items to Gather and Tasks to Do After a Disaster) Provide money to pay living expenses, but […]

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  • Property Damage: 13 Questions for Your Agent

    These are some questions to ask your insurance agent to confirm what you already know or help you understand what you are covered for. Each time you call, note the following: The day and date you called The phone number and extension (If you’re transferred to someone else, ask for that person’s extension before the hand-off.) […]

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