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Help Smokey Bear prevent forest and farm fires

Help Smokey Bear prevent forest and farm fires
As Smokey Bear has told Americans since 1947, “Only YOU can prevent forest fires.” Turns out, he’s right because fires are often preventable.



Virginia one of top states for strong residential building codes

Virginia one of top states for strong residential building codes
Virginia ranked second in The Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety 2018 Rating the States report. This information assesses the progress of 18 hurricane-prone coastal states along the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Coast in strengthening their residential building codes.



Ag safety week highlights hazards facing farmers

Ag safety week highlights hazards facing farmers
Farming ranks as the most dangerous industry in the United States. According to the National Safety Council, every year there are 20 farm work-related deaths for every 100,000 workers, which is six times higher than the combined average for all U.S. workers.



Motorists, be alert: Spring means farm equipment on roads

Motorists, be alert: Spring means farm equipment on roads
Spring planting and the harvest of wheat and other small grains in May and June means more Virginia farmers will need to be moving tractors and other heavy equipment on public roads.



Spring means farm equipment on roads

Spring means farm equipment on roads
Spring planting and the harvest of wheat and other small grains in May and June mean more Virginia farmers will need to be moving tractors and other heavy equipment on public roads.



‘Just Drive’ to minimize distractions behind the wheel

‘Just Drive’ to minimize distractions behind the wheel

It’s Distracted Driving Awareness Month, and Farm Bureau and other organizations are asking motorists to do just one thing while they’re driving—drive.




Now’s a good time to have chimneys, heating units inspected

Now’s a good time to have chimneys, heating units inspected
Fall is in the air. Before taking the chill off with your fireplace, remember to have your chimney cleaned and inspected.



Virginia drivers entering peak season for deer collisions

Virginia drivers entering peak season for deer collisions
Fall ushers in a sharp rise in insurance claims related to vehicle collisions with animals, especially deer.



Use caution when preparing holiday meals

Use caution when preparing holiday meals
Cooks spend more time in the kitchen during colder months and holidays, and it is important to remember to cook safely.



Follow product guidelines and use caution with heating appliances

Follow product guidelines and use caution with heating appliances
When the weather turns cold, some farmers and homeowners spend time in unheated barns or workshops, and some rely on wood-burning stoves or space heaters to heat the buildings.



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