Halloween is just around the corner. While making last minute preparations for all the festivities, don’t forget to be as safe as possible. Here are some Halloween safety tips you might not be thinking about in the rush of preparing for the night itself. (more…)
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Buying and maintaining a car can be an expensive process. The last thing that you want is to put time and effort into your car, just to have it be stolen. Car and motorcycle thefts are becoming more and more prevalent in today’s world. A typical car theft will occur in an urban area, but is also not uncommon for those of you living in suburban and rural areas. Everyone needs to make sure to be as smart as possible with your car to ensure its safety. Keep on reading if you want to learn how you can best protect yourself against car theft. (more…)
Independence Day is one of the greatest days of the year for US residents. We really know how to celebrate in Frederick County, from the local carnivals to celebrations in Baker Park, the 4th is always a fun event. The holiday does have the potential to be dangerous, though, especially if you don’t take the proper precautions to avoid holiday mishaps. It’s important to keep in mind some summer safety tips, as well as some safety precautions specific to the 4th of July. We’ve put some together to help you get through this holiday weekend in a safe (yet fun) manner.
- Keep a fire extinguisher on hand – Most of the events that center around the 4th involve fire: grills, fireworks, sparklers, etc. Make sure that you read all of the safety precautions before setting off any fireworks or sparklers and that you have a fire extinguisher (and a bucket of water) close at hand all day long.
- Enjoy water sports responsibly – If you’re headed off to Ocean City for the holiday, remember to be safe on the beach. Keep an eye out for riptides and ALWAYS listen to the lifeguard. Even if you’re sticking around the Frederick area to swim, make sure that you never swim alone. If there are children around, keep a close eye on them. Lifeguards are only there in case of trouble.
- Remember to wear sunscreen – You’ll likely spend most of the day outdoors on the fourth. Even if it’s cloudy or overcast, you should make sure you slather on the sunscreen. Start with SPF 15 at the very lowest, but consider using SPF 30 or SPF 50 if your skin is particularly sensitive to the sun. Remember to read the back of the bottle to find out how often you should reapply and whether it’ll work in the water or not.
- Drink responsibly – If you’re planning to indulge a little on this Independence Day, remember to do so responsibly. Stay hydrated by drinking a glass of water in between alcoholic beverages and assign a designated driver for the evening to avoid being a hazard on the road. It’s important to keep our Frederick County roads safe for everyone this 4th of July. If you know you can’t drive and don’t have a designated driver, you shouldn’t hesitate to contact a cab company.
Remember to be safe and responsible this Fourth of July! You can still have fun while practicing our summer safety tips. For more tips, check out our Summer Safety Blog. If you need insurance in the Frederick County area, you can call us at 301.371.6335, visit our website, or drop by our Middletown, Maryland office.