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Advantages of a Medical Alert System

Posted on: October 23rd, 2014 by NIck Jakubowski No Comments

The biggest responsibility of having a family is to keep them safe. Both young and old need a little protection from themselves.  We can’t offer the wisdom that it takes to keep teenagers from doing stupid things, but we CAN … Read the rest

Fire Sprinklers Are the Best Solution to Deadly Flash-Overs

Posted on: October 20th, 2014 by Rick Miller No Comments

Flash-oversA ‘flash-over’ is what firefighters call the moment when a fire ignites every flammable surface in a room at the same moment.

It’s a frightening phenomenon that happens all too often in a house fire.

Captain Justin Smith of the … Read the rest

Are Your Subcontractors Licensed?

Posted on: October 20th, 2014 by Rick Miller No Comments

Subcontractors CertificateA recent sting in Fresno by the Statewide Investigative Fraud Team landed fifteen unlicensed contractors.

Unlicensed contractors are legally allowed to accept work for under $500, but they must make it clear that they lack a license in their advertisements. … Read the rest

Good Fences Make Good Neighbors

Posted on: October 20th, 2014 by Rick Miller No Comments

Good Neighbors overlooking fenseThinking of making an improvement to your fenceline? You may be able to share the cost with your neighbor. According to, fencing regulations vary by city and state, but some things are true almost everywhere. Here’s a brief rundown … Read the rest

Why Go With An Integrated Security Plan?

Posted on: October 20th, 2014 by Rick Miller No Comments

Security Master Plan Some business owners try to get a better deal by shopping around for each of their security needs. They go with an information technologies guy here, and a do-it-yourself security system over there, and hire an independent contractor for the … Read the rest

The Lesser-Known Costs of Construction Site Crime

Posted on: October 13th, 2014 by Rick Miller No Comments

Site VandalismIt’s no secret that construction sites get hit hard and often, to the tune of billions of dollars per year. There are, of course, the obvious costs of equipment theft and stolen materials, but sometimes the price of construction site … Read the rest

Want to Conserve Water? Get a Fire Sprinkler System.

Posted on: October 13th, 2014 by Rick Miller No Comments

Firefighters fighting fireWe’re all looking to save water any way we can these days, but fire protection often gets overlooked in the arena of conservation.

That’s surprising, because house fires take an average of 3,524 gallons of water to put out, according … Read the rest

Fall Security Tips for Pets

Posted on: October 13th, 2014 by Rick Miller No Comments

Funny Dog Dinosaurs CostumeSometimes Halloween isn’t as fun for cats and dogs as it is for kids, especially if you’ve got a shy kitty or an anxious pup.

This is what the ASPCA recommends for pet security, especially around trick-or-treat time.

● Keep … Read the rest

Avoid Funding Holiday Charity Scams

Posted on: October 13th, 2014 by Rick Miller No Comments

Charity ScamsThe end of the year presents lots of opportunities for businesses to do good in their communities. This year, make your company’s donations go farther by giving to real charities that do real good, instead of to wolves in sheep’s … Read the rest

Working Safely in Dry Conditions

Posted on: October 6th, 2014 by Rick Miller No Comments

Contractor Working SafelyFire at the construction site is always a risk, but in the current drought, conditions are more unstable than ever.

Keep fire safety a high priority as you work, to prevent problems before they start. Remind your guys of the … Read the rest

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