Great ShakeOut

Established ten years ago, the Great American ShakeOut has encouraged children, adults and the community to be aware of new earthquake safety procedures! Today, millions of California residents will practice how to Drop, Cover & Hold On! Living in California, we have a greater risk of earthquakes…but it is smart for everyone to know what to do in the event of an earthquake.

Earthquakes can happen instantly and without warning. Do you know what to do? For example, if you are indoors, you should DROP to the ground, take COVER by getting under a sturdy table or furniture, and HOLD ON until the shaking stops! Additional safety tips can be found at Ready.gov and ways to participate in this day can be found at The Great American ShakeOut website.

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Fire Prevention Week

Created in 1925 by President Calvin Coolidge, Fire Prevention Week aims to disperse helpful information on fire safety and prevention.  The National Fire Protection Association dedicated a special theme for this year: “Look. Listen. Learn. Be Aware – Fire Can Happen Anywhere.” These simple tips are quite important when trying to be aware and prevent an emergency situation in your home. If anything, please remember the three tips below:

  1. Look for places a fire can start.
  2. Listen for the sound of the smoke alarm.
  3. Learn two ways out of each room.

We urge you to check out more fire safety tips on their official website by clicking here.

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Switching Mid Term is Easy & Penalty Free!

Are you thinking about switching homeowners insurance carriers, but waiting because your current policy hasn’t expired yet? There’s no reason to wait! You can start your new Western Mutual Insurance Group policy immediately and simply cancel your existing policy. Did you know that you are entitled to a refund from your current carrier if your policy is still in force? If you need assistance, we would be more than happy to help you cancel your old policy.

If you prefer to speak to a sales representative about your quote, or about how to go about switching insurance carriers mid-term, please call us at 877-WMUTUAL (877-968-8825), extension 5344, Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM PST/PDT.

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Preparedness Month

Are you prepared to jump into action in the event of an emergency? We discussed becoming CPR/First Aid certified in our post from last week, but are you prepared to evacuate your home in the event of a fire or earthquake? Do you have an emergency checklist of items to have handy so you can quickly leave your home? Check out tips and ideas promoting preparedness at Ready.gov. We hope it helps you create an emergency plan along with a supply kit packed with necessities such as personal items, important documents and enough food & water to tide you over for up to three days.

Do you have an emergency plan or checklist?  Please share with us below!

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First Aid Awareness

Emergencies happen every day in communities like yours. Do you know what to do in the event of an emergency? Spread knowledge and awareness to your family and throughout your communities to be able to assist and respond while facing emergency situations. Have you taken a CPR or First Aid class? Would you know what to do in the event of an emergency? Check out some trainings and certifications in your area provided by the American Red Cross. The Red Cross has classes for Pet CPR . Who knows, it could even help save a life!

Are you CPR/First Aid certified?

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Football Season

Commencing the weekend after Labor Day, the National Football League’s season runs through December or early January depending on playoff games. This season marks a special time to enjoy over 250+ football games with family and friends and partake in one of America’s favorite pastimes. While many prefer to stay home to watch the game, others travel all over the country to take part in their favorite teams dominating the field. Whether you enjoy a live game, socializing at football parties or form your own fantasy leagues, we wish you a successful season! Go team go!

What team are you rooting for?  Please share below!

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Labor Day

Known as one of the best weekends of the year to get great deals on automobiles or appliances, Labor Day is a holiday established in the 1880s to celebrate the social and economic achievements of American workers. According to the Department of Labor, this holiday serves as a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity and well-being of our country, and recognizes the working men and women who have strived to improve working conditions since the late 1880s.  A legal holiday since 1894, enjoy this day of rest, barbeques, and family fun, as the weekend closes out the summer.

How are you spending your Labor Day holiday?  Please share below!

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