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Auto Safety

5 Tire Safety Tips for Warm Weather

When it comes to staying safe on the roads — whether you’re traveling cross-country or just across town — routinely checking the condition of your tires can be imperative. While variables like road and weather conditions can also impact safety, it’s important to … read more

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Driving

How to Prepare for Your Next Road Trip

Almost 100 million Americans will go on a family vacation sometime this year, and nearly half of them will choose to make it a road trip, according to AAA. If your family is one of them, you’ll want to be sure to make … read more

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Valley

What to Do When Your Tire Fails on the Road

As seasons change and temperatures rise, so do the number of tire blowouts around the country. The truth is a blowout can happen anywhere and at any time. Tire failures put drivers in an unexpected, frightening and dangerous situation. And, while it’s an … read more

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Boating Safety

Safety Essentials Every Boater Should Have on Hand

The U.S. Coast Guard’s most recent recreational boating report (pdf) counted 4,291 accidents that involved 658 deaths, 2,629 injuries and approximately $46 million of damage to property as a result of recreational boating accidents. Sadly, only 14 percent of the boat operators in … read more

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Safe Holiday

12 Holiday Safety Tips for a No-Worries Noel

The fun, festive activities during the holiday season make it a favorite time of year for many people. At the risk of sounding like a Grinch, though, all that festivity can lead to unintentional safety hazards. For example, some 30 percent of all … read more

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power generator safety

Stay Safe while Using a Portable Generator During Inclement Weather

For many people, inclement weather can be frightening — especially when the wind is blowing hard, the rain is pouring and the trees are rustling. To weather a storm safely, it’s important to remember certain safety tips and proper use of tools. Portable … read more

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(Photo courtesy PNW Smoke Cooperators)

Fire Smoke Stretches Across the Northwest — How to Stay Safe

Just as we thought the haze and smoke in the air was due to clear out last week, a fresh wave enveloped us this week. It’s not just a problem in the Puget Sound region — the entire Pacific Northwest and much of … read more

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generator safety

Tips for Operating Your Generator Safely this Winter

Generators are critical during severe weather events, when the power can go out, as well as bringing power to remote job sites and in disaster recovery and emergencies. “Not having power when you need it is frustrating, so a generator can provide emergency … read more

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