Saturday, July 4, 2020

Happy 4th of July!


“That is the truly beautiful and encouraging aspect of freedom; no one struggles for it just for himself.”
-Fanny Lewald

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Friday, June 19, 2020

Grilling Fire Safety Tips


This grilling season, NFPA tests your knowledge and demonstrates the proper way to use your grill safely to prevent fires.

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Insurance Check Up: Home Inventory


In an interview with @GABRadioNetwork, @iiiorg’s @scottholeman recommends that homeowners take this time of being at home to create a home inventory to make sure that they have the right coverage for all their belongings.

Saturday, June 13, 2020

The Dangers of Consumer Fireworks


Each July 4th, thousands of people, most often children and teens, are injured while using consumer fireworks. Despite the dangers of fireworks, few people understand the associated risks - devastating burns, other injuries, fires, and even death.

Sunday, June 7, 2020

Insurance Check Up: Auto Insurance


In an interview with the @DJVshow, @iiiorg’s @lorettaworters shares how you can save on auto insurance. She recommends that talking to your auto insurer to see if it’s viable to take a higher deductible or dropping collision on an older car.

Monday, June 1, 2020

Insurance Check Up: Life Insurance


In an interview with @WoonsocketRadio, @iiiorg’s @scottholeman makes recommendations on how to save money when buying life insurance. He recommends shopping around and maintaining healthy lifestyle.

Friday, May 29, 2020

Insurance Check Up: Homeowners & Wildfires


In an interview with News Talk 1590 KVTA AM, @iiiorg’s @insuringCAL recommends that homeowners who live in wildfire prone areas check their homeowners policy and conduct a home inventory in preparation for wildfire season.

Saturday, May 23, 2020

How to Find the Best Commercial Auto Insurance Coverage


Finding the best commercial auto insurance rates is going to require a bit of research and digging around. Find the best commercial auto insurance rates with help from a longtime insurance professional in this free video clip.

Sunday, May 17, 2020

Business Insurance


Is your business prepared for an earthquake or other natural disasters? Two out of five businesses don't re-open after disaster strikes. The I.I.I. offers these tips.

Thursday, May 14, 2020

#COVID19 Tips: Mental Health



Employers can help by implementing the 4 "A's" of a Mental Health Friendly Workplace

Monday, May 11, 2020

NFPA Spring Cleaning


For many of us, springtime means deep cleaning our homes inside and out. As you prepare for the warmer months ahead, keep fire safety in mind. Did you know how important taking care of your clothes dryer is to the safety of your home? With a few simple safety tips you can help prevent a clothes dryer fire. NFPA has more safety tips that can help you through your spring cleaning tasks and safety checks.

Friday, May 8, 2020

Insurance Check-up


Triple-I CEO Sean Kevelighan offer consumer tips to help consumers save money.

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Do the Doors in My Secure Facility Comply with 101, Life Safety Code®?


Greg Harrington answers a live audience question from their NFPA Live talk on balancing Life Safety and Security in NFPA 101. Become an NFPA member to see the exclusive videos and ask questions of our technical experts.

Sunday, April 26, 2020

What is Commercial Auto Insurance? | Do I need Business Auto Insurance?


So what is Commercial Auto Insurance? Do I need commercial auto insurance? Who can help me with my commercial auto insurance needs?

Monday, April 20, 2020

Friday, April 17, 2020

Fire Safety Considerations for Hand Sanitizer


With the coronavirus pandemic sweeping the globe, more hand sanitizer is being used and stored than ever before. In this episode of Learn Something New™ by NFPA Journal®, we learn what safety considerations should be made when storing this flammable liquid, especially in large quantities.

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Fire Extinguishers at Work Video


NFPA®'s acclaimed "Fire Extinguishers at Work" video gives employees the vital skills they need to protect themselves and your facility. Check out this clip from the Video.

Saturday, April 11, 2020

Why Is Business Insurance Necessary? : Business Insurance Tips


Business insurance is necessary for a wide variety of different reasons.

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From day one in 1997, we built First Service to serve small to medium-size construction businesses. Today, thousands of contractors trust First Service for the coverage they need and the service they want.

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You may expect to pay more for all this, but the contractors we serve happily report their actual costs are lower with us.

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

What Will the Future of Exit Signs Look Like?


Traditional, static exit signs have been a staple in buildings for decades, but some safety experts are beginning to advocate for newer, more dynamic technologies to help us exit buildings safely during emergencies. In this episode of Learn Something New by NFPA Journal®, we explore the new concept of dynamic exit signage.

Sunday, April 5, 2020

Workers Compensation Insurance


Workers’ compensation was actually the first type of social insurance developed widely in the United States. Workers’ compensation is a social insurance program that provides cash benefits and medical care to workers when they suffer injuries or illnesses related to their employment.

Friday, April 3, 2020

4 takeaways from NFPA's infection control standard



As the coronavirus pandemic sweeps the globe, NFPA 1581, Standard on Fire Department Infection Control Program, offers important and timely guidance for keeping first responders safe. In this episode of Learn Something New™ by NFPA Journal®, we examine four key takeaways from the standard.

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

National Earthquake Conference



Triple-I's Janet Ruiz reports from the 2020 National Earthquake Conference in San Diego.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Every Second Counts In A Home Fire!



In a typical home fire, you may have as little as one to two minutes to escape safely from the time the smoke alarm sounds.
This video is intended to convey safety messages in a light-hearted entertaining way. It is not intended for children. (Adults should play an important role in reinforcing safety messages for children.) This video highlights critical elements of home escape planning and practice that can ensure a safe escape, as well as missteps that waste precious time and jeopardize safety.

Sunday, March 22, 2020

Earthquake Insurance



Glenn Pomeroy, California Earthquake Authority CEO, discusses the costs and benefits of earthquake insurance.

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Friday, March 13, 2020

The Importance Of Small Business Owners Getting Involved In Political Advocacy.



Jose Villa, President, SENSIS and NFIB CA member discuss the importance of small business owners getting involved in political advocacy. 2020

Saturday, March 7, 2020

Monday, February 24, 2020

Are 3D-Printed Buildings Safe?



As 3D-printed homes, offices, and other buildings become a reality, questions over whether 3D-printed structures are code-compliant and safe have surfaced among fire and building safety professionals. In this episode of Learn Something New™ by NFPA Journal®, we take a look at this new technology and how it stacks up to traditional construction materials and methods.

Friday, February 21, 2020

Business Insurance



Is your business prepared for an earthquake or other natural disasters? Two out of five businesses don't re-open after disaster strikes. The I.I.I. offers these tips.

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Renters Insurance



You signed your lease; you're ready to move in, right? Not quite. Just because you're renting, doesn't mean you don't need insurance. Consider getting a renters insurance policy to protect your possessions.

Saturday, February 15, 2020

Covered: The Story of a More Insured World



What does it mean to live in a more insured world? For one thing, it means we’re protecting lives and property by being better prepared to withstand and recover from floods, hurricanes, wildfires and other disasters. And this all goes back to a basic idea: the time to think about insurance is now and not when or after we experience a loss.

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

The Biggest Trials of Being a Small Business Owner



Passion might drive someone to own a business, but that doesn’t mean the job comes without sacrifices and challenges. Here are the owners’ top pain points.

Sunday, February 9, 2020

Paradise Undercover Sting Press Conference 1-31-20



Following a two-day CSLB undercover sting in the town of Paradise, this press conference was held at Paradise's new Building Resiliency Center.

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Flammable Refrigerants: Are You Prepared?



Flammable refrigerants are an emerging issue that all responders need to be prepared to handle.

Monday, February 3, 2020

Protractor Podcast: Live From The International Builders' Show (IBS) 2020



Protractor podcast host Martin Holsinger was joined by Morgan Molitor, Brady Johanson and Christopher Quinn at 2020's International Builders' Show (IBS), the largest annual light construction show in the world.

Friday, January 31, 2020

The Finished 2020 New American Home



It’s here! The New American Home 2020, the Official Show Home of IBS, is ready for you. Check out one the of most recognized and innovative show homes in the world!

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

#IBS2020 Rewind: Highlights From 2020's International Builders' Show



Tracy Locke shows you the highlights of this year's International Builders' Show, the largest annual light construction show in the world. Tracy shows us highlights from the Education sessions, the Young Pro Party and more.

Saturday, January 25, 2020

The Future Of Smoke Alarms



Starting next year, UL will only list smoke alarms designed to prevent nuisance alarms. In this episode of Learn Something New™ by NFPA Journal®, we take a look at the power of smoke alarms and what the new UL requirements mean for the future of the technology.

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

IBS 2020: Tuesday @ the Show



Check out the highlights of Tuesday at the 2020 NAHB International Builders' Show.

Friday, January 10, 2020

A Spotlight on 2020 NEC® Changes: Exterior Emergency Disconnects



The 2020 edition of the National Electrical Code® (NEC®) has brought about some key changes. Join host Derek Vigstol as he sits down for a conversation with Kwame Cooper, retired assistant fire chief of the Los Angeles Fire Department and member of the NFPA Board of Directors, and Matt Paiss, of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and a member of Code-Making Panel 4, about an important 2020 NEC change related to exterior emergency disconnects and how it will help keep first responders and electrical professionals safer on the job.

Saturday, January 4, 2020

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

San Bernardino County Insurance Round Table



The California Department of Insurance participates in an insurance round table with San Bernardino County to provide information and assistance about insurance.