Category Archives: fire safety

Oh the Weather Outside is Frightful

We know how delightful a warm fire is in the winter months. Cuddling up with a cup of hot cocoa and reading your favorite book. However, as the temperature drops the risk of a house fire rises. Renters especially need … Continue reading

Preparing an Effective Evacuation Plan

    In the event of a sudden emergency such as a wildfire, you may have just minutes to gather your family and important papers, and get out of your house, possibly for good. Are you prepared? With preparation and … Continue reading

Do You Need an Umbrella Policy?

If you have assets to protect, it is essential you buy an umbrella policy to cover your home and auto insurance policies. Claims can arise from many different situations. The below list are true-life stories that can easily happen to … Continue reading

5 Tips for Deep Frying a Turkey This Thanksgiving

        Those in California who have tasted deep-fried turkey usually say there’s simply no comparison to an oven-roasted bird — turkey out of the fryer is moist, with crispy skin and a beautiful color.   And, it … Continue reading

Last Minute Wildfire Preparation

  If you are in an area with a sudden wildfire, or have a friend or family member who is, please follow this last minute checklist.   Stay safe out there, California!      

4th of July Safety Tips

      Severe burns, amputations, blindness, and, in some cases, deaths are often the result of 4th of July celebrations. CAL FIRE’s Office of the State Fire Marshal has the following tips:   ▪ Local ordinances should be verified … Continue reading

Spring Maintenance for Your Home

    When springtime rolls around in the Bay Area, almost everyone thinks of cleaning. That’s fine (we probably all need to do a little more of that, after all), but there’s something even more important to keep in mind: home … Continue reading

Spring is coming to California! (or so the groundhog thinks)

      On Groundhog Day, it’s time to start thinking about spring. (Or time to at least hope that springtime is coming, anyway.) And whether Punxsutawney Phil sees his shadow or not, we here at Gene Morgan Insurance have … Continue reading

When Things go BOOM in the Night – Fireworks Safety

  For most of us, the Fourth of July is a time to enjoy the company of family and friends, having fun and creating memories – whether at home or away in Lake Tahoe.   But for some families, the … Continue reading

Summers mean backyard grilling – safely!

            Just like hamburgers and hot dogs, a sizzling grill is a symbol of summer and grilling isn’t just about great food. Backyard barbecues often create treasured memories with friends and family.   Keep in … Continue reading