How to mitigate your water damage claims

About water damage claims Each year public entities and businesses spend billions of dollars trying to recover from losses caused by water damage. Even small leaks can lead to costly damages, and leakages can happen at any time of year. Here’s how to make sure your public entity organization doesn’t become one of those figures. […]

Tips to make your landscaping storm wise with hurricane scaping

Submitted by Public Risk Underwriters of Florida, Inc. – Safety & Risk Management Department With the recent increase of hurricane activity, serious consideration should be given to hurricane-scaping landscaping. Hurricane-scaping is a process of taking the necessary steps to modify your landscaping to reduce storm damage. The process consists of selecting storm wise trees, addressing […]

10 Tips for Storm Preparation

Living in Florida leaves no doubt as to how important storm preparation is to the well-being of our communities. Developing a plan that encompasses all facets of the “before, during and after” elements of a storm is essential. Several city managers were interviewed following Hurricane Harvey in the greater Houston area. Here are 10 insights […]

Playing it safe with playground safety

by Chris Kittleson, Certified Playground Safety Inspector (CPSI), Director of Loss Control Technical Services – Public Risk Underwriters of Florida, Inc. Municipal park/recreation departments and school districts often fall short when it comes to playground safety because playground equipment is often not inspected. Regular and reoccurring inspections would identify hazards caused by lack of maintenance, […]

Honoring the Sanibel Fire and Rescue District

Below is an excerpt from Deputy Fire Chief Kevin Barbot to the Sanibel community that was posted on our Facebook page when he was sworn in as fire chief in October 2022. These are his words:  I want to take time to honor and ensure our community understands even a glimpse of what your Fire […]

Deadly weapons coverage: How to be more prepared for the threat of violence

One of the most difficult threats to defend is the attack of an armed individual or group of individuals who intend on inflicting harm. And, unfortunately, these incidents are part of a growing trend in the U.S. Preferred Governmental Insurance Trust provides Deadly Weapons Protection coverage to its members. Members can access services designed to […]

Helpful tips for ladder safety

National Ladder Safety Month 2023 Every March, the American Ladder Institute (ALI) presents National Ladder Safety Month to promote safe ladder use in the workplace and at home. Every year over one hundred people die in ladder-related accidents, and thousands suffer disabling injuries. Please join the American Ladder Institute by participating in National Ladder Safety Month […]