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Do you need to make some simple changes to your yard so your home is more secure? You may have strong locks on doors and windows to prevent entry of thieves, and purchased NH Homeowners insurance to provide financial protection from burglary, but your yard may be making it easy for criminals to go about their work. READ MORE >>

When Christmas season rolls around, we enjoy many holiday activities. Some look forward to the holiday parties while others look forward to finding the right gift. I think we can all agree that putting up the Christmas tree brings really brings the joy of the season into your home. READ MORE >>

A growing Thanksgiving trend is preparing deep fried turkey. Though a deep fried turkey is very good, the actual frying can be extremely dangerous. According to the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA), nearly 4,300 fires occur on Thanksgiving causing 15 deaths and almost $27 million in property damage, many of them due to deep frying accidents. READ MORE >>

Being the parent of a teen driver is not a relaxing experience. As you watch your teen bound out the door each day, car keys in hand, a million fears run through your mind. And while you can’t protect your teen from every driving risk they face once they walk out that door, you can take advantage of some phone apps that help enhance teen safety while they drive. READ MORE >>

It may seem harmless to answer a quick call, grab a bite to eat or let your dog ride in your lap when you’re behind the wheel. But in 2008, accidents caused by distracted drivers injured about 515,000 people. It takes two hands, a sharp eye, and your full attention to safely drive your car. READ MORE >>

According to the National Fire Protection Association, space heaters are the leading cause of home fires during December, January and February. When used improperly, space heaters that are gas-fueled, kerosene-fueled, electric, fixed or portable; wood stoves and fireplaces all can lead to serious injury or death. READ MORE >>

The most important part of fire safety is prevention. The following tips will help you form fire-safe habits and prevent fires in your home:   • Never plug multiple items into the same electrical outlet or circuit. If an electrical appliance smokes or smells unusual, unplug it immediately and have it serviced. READ MORE >>

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