After reading up on the annual facts and figures, there’s no reason why residents shouldn’t secure effective home coverage this season.
Natchitoches, LA (PRWEB) June 30, 2011
Local Louisiana insurance and financial services provider, Cunningham Financial Group, is always looking for ways in which the agency can better serve the surrounding community. With summer officially underway, now’s the prime time for family barbecues and toasting marshmallows over an open bonfire. With the increased use of fire and flames, Cunningham Financial Group has proactively put together a list of the best, most effective fire safety tips to protect Louisiana residents and their homes.
Recent statistics, released from the U.S. Fire Administration, reveal that annually, on average, nearly 5,000 Americans are injured by charcoal, wood-burning and propane grill fires. Homes and properties are at risk too. Seasonal barbecue fires have been involved in nearly 6,200 home fires and associated with roughly 1,300 home damages on average—each year. Not to mention that worst of all burns, attributed to summer bonfires, account for 74% of all children’s seasonal camping and barbecuing injuries.
When indulging in some favorite seasonal pastimes, it’s crucial that safety is made a number one priority. Cunningham Financial Group is dedicated to helping Louisiana homeowners plan happier, safer barbeques—exactly why the agency compiled this comprehensive list of tips!
- Never move a lit barbecue
- Make sure the grill is at least 3 feet from your home or other combustible objects
- Supervise children around outdoor grills, never leave a lit barbecue unattended
- Dispose of hot coals safely – let cool completely then store in a metal container
Fire Pits & Bonfire Safety:
- Fire pits should always be 25 feet from buildings, auto mobiles, dry grass, trees & other combustibles
- Do not construct a bonfire that you cannot control safely
- If using a pit, make sure it is at least 2 feet off the ground
- Secure a safe perimeter around the fire source using stones or fire-safe bricks
However, when hosting friendly get-togethers – whether it’s a family barbecue or neighborhood s’mores party – it’s also important that residents across the state consider how they can protect their properties from unfortunate summertime accidents. Cunningham Financial Group is committed to protecting local property owners with dependable and affordable Louisiana homeowners insurance. After reading up on the annual facts and figures, there’s no reason why residents shouldn’t secure effective home coverage this season. Cunningham Financial Group encourages homeowners to review their current policy and determine what their coverage may or may not protect against. With house fires, damages and burns an unfortunate seasonal occurrence, no one should be without the proper insurance.
About Cunningham Financial Group:
Proudly located in Natchitoches & Mansfield LA, Cunningham Financial Group is the area’s leading local insurance agency; dedicated to serving the insurance needs of Louisiana individuals, families and businesses for over 75 years. As a well established agency, Cunningham Financial Group represents various nationwide insurance carriers, allowing its dedicated agents to effectively compare rates and coverage to ensure clients receive the quality protection they deserve. The agency’s broad network of providers ensures that they can secure superior Louisiana insurance, and the most affordable online insurance quotes, for all coverage needs!