Did you know that July is National Grilling Month? This is the perfect time of year for family cookouts and grilling fun—but as a fire protection contractor, you know that this time of year also comes with the potential for cooking-related fires. As your trusted fire protection insurance providers, we are here to help you and your customers navigate the season ahead safely. Just read on for three key insights to keep in mind.
Know summer fire statistics
As a provider of essential safety equipment, it is important for your business to be up-to-date with the latest summer fire statistics, all so you can better serve your community.
For example, according to the National Fire Incident Reporting System, or NFIRS, 56 percent of annual grill fires happen in May, June, July and August. Plus, with larger percentages of people staying at home, some localities have reported more housefires than usual for this time of year. By knowing these fire statistics, you can better respond to safety needs in the communities you serve.
Encourage and educate
One great way to inspire safety among your customers and clients is to encourage them to follow fire safety precautions through education. For example, did you know that most grilling fires are caused by mishandled propane? Or that keeping your grill at least 10 feet away from your home, if possible, can help reduce the risk of your house catching fire in the event of a grill mishap? (It is also essential to maintain several feet of distance between your grill and children, pets and outdoor furniture or toys, too.) In addition to providing safety equipment for fire protection, you can share fire prevention tips and helpful literature for your customers and the community. In doing so, you will be able to continue the mission of community safety and establish your company as a leader in the fire protection industry.
Prepare for the unexpected
Just as your customers rely on you for the ultimate standard of fire protection systems, you can rely on Insurance Solutions of America for covering your equipment and services against the unexpected. We know that your unique industry comes with its share of challenges that everyday commercial insurance simply can’t address, which is why we’ve put together specialized solutions for you and your team when it matters most.
We hope that these insights help inform your fire protection plan—for you and your customers alike—this summer and all year long. Be sure to contact Insurance Solutions of America today for fire protection insurance you can count on, plus additional insurance options for all areas of your unique business.