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Fire Facts

Fire Facts

In the Northeast, October means the start of home heating season. Over the last 20 years, MAPFRE fire claims have increased 46 percent during the fall and winter months.  In just two minutes, a fire can become life-threatening. In five minutes, a residence can...

Hope for the Best, Prepare for the Worst

Hope for the Best, Prepare for the Worst

The most active time for hurricanes and tropical storms in the Northeast is late August through September. Hurricanes have the power to cause widespread devastation, and can affect both coastal and inland areas with flooding, high winds and potential tornadoes.

What You Need to Know about Real IDs in Massachusetts

The REAL ID program serves to create more secure issuance of identification. Beginning on October 1, 2020, you will need to show a REAL ID-compliant license, valid passport or other acceptable form of federal identification to board a plane or enter a federal...

10 Cleaning Jobs You Won’t Want to Miss

10 Cleaning Jobs You Won’t Want to Miss

Sometimes cleaning falls to the bottom of your list, but there are a few tidying and maintenance to-dos that you won’t want to miss for safety:  Clean your lint screen after every load of laundry. Why? Failure to clean the dryer lint regularly is the leading cause of...