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Claims Top Tips for Fire Prevention Week.

October 06, 2019

With Fire Prevention Week running October 6-12, it's a great time of year to remind ourselves of how we can put in place simple, effective plans and routines which will keep our families and friends safe and protect our homes from fire hazard.

Fire Prevention Week 2019

The National Safety Council confirms deaths from home fires in the U.S are steadily decreasing with 5,200 deaths in 1980 down to 2,710 in 2017.  However, a fire in any home or business is traumatic, which is why Goodville is so focused on prevention and sharing simple ways to prevent this type of incident from happening.   

Mike Zimmerman, VP of Claims, also head of the loss prevention group at Goodville, said: "We see so many homeowner claims from fire loss, where if some simple prevention practices were in place it would have limited the amount of fire damage to the home or could have prevented the fire altogether."  So Goodville, as part of Fire Prevention Week, sets a goal to help educate the community in routines and the practices which can protect family, friends and their homes.   Keep reading to see the top fire prevention tips from our Claims team.