State Farm to provide free tech to detect electrical fires before they start

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The Ting sensors are able to spot hazards before they have the opportunity to spark a blaze. Electrical fires comprise about 13 percent of all blazes that affect homes. They kill hundreds of people every year and result in almost $1.3 billion in home damage every year, according to a National Fire Protection Association 2019 Survey. State Farm has invested in Whisker Labs and will provide the Ting Sensor to its home customers. The Ting sensor technology is meant to help mitigate hazards associated with electrical fires in homes. It…

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State Farm works with American Red Cross on home fire safety

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The two companies have partnered up to educate employees, neighbors, friends and family. A new home fire safety partnership between State Farm and American Red Cross has formed to help employees and friends alike to be better informed and prepared. The education program is meant to help agents, employees, neighbors, and friends. This home fire safety prevention and action education is meant to save lives and property. The American Red Cross responds to an annual average of 60,000 disasters. Most of those events are related to home fires. Last year,…

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House Fire Safety: This One Life-Saving Tip Makes a 900 Degree Difference

House Fire Safety - Closed Door

Preparation and quick action can be a matter of life and death in the instance of a home blaze. Having the right house fire safety strategy in place can help to keep you and your family safe. This can involve a number of basics but also one surprisingly simple step. A better understanding of how and when house fires happen can keep you safer. Many people don’t realize that about half of all house fires occur between the hours of 11 p.m. and 7 a.m. For most people, this means…

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Homeowners insurance rates could fall following new rating from fire department

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Some residents of Mobile, Alabama may find that new safety scores could bring their premiums down. Local fire departments are playing a new role for homeowners insurance customers in Mobile, Alabama, in that the safety ratings that they have been issuing are making it possible for those policyholders to save money on their premiums. An increase in fire stations and firefighters, among other factors, are converting into coverage savings. Alabama homeowners insurance customers are experiencing a faster response time due to many factors, including a raise in the number of…

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