Brush Up On Your Fire Safety This Winter

More than 33% of fires occur in homes during December, January and February. Fire remains the major cause of death in the home, with young children and older adults most often the victims.

Brush up on your fire safety this winter and keep your family safe!:

  • Have a skilled technician install all new equipment.
  • Have a qualified professional inspect your equipment annually.
  • Schedule regular cleanings of your boiler, hot water heater and furnace.
  • Clean your chimney annually or have it professionally cleaned.
  • Never burn charcoal indoors – burning charcoal inside can released carbon monoxide which can be lethal!
  • Kerosene and propane heaters are ILLEGAL in New York City! Do not keep one in your home for your own safety.
  • Make sure to remove lint from your dryer after ever load is complete. A built up of lint in the dryer is a major fire hazard.
  • Space heaters should be placed 3 feet away from any curtains, walls, blankets or any other flammable materials.
  • Use only electric blankets that have the Underwriters Laboratories (UL) mark.
  • Throw away any damaged or old electrical cords.
  • Check your carbon monoxide battery AND your fire alarm battery regularly!
  • Blow out any candles before you go to bed or leave the house.

Follow the above safety tips to keep your family safe during the cold months!

If your or a loved one has been seriously injured in a fire-related accident due to the negligence of another, contact us for help today.

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Dear friends and clients,

In furtherance of our firms culture of commitment to always act with compassion, concern and commitment to our clients, community and colleagues, we have been taking precautions to ensure that we are still fulfilling our ethical and moral obligations while prioritizing health, wellness and safety of all we can. 

As you know, the COVID-19 pandemic has introduced changes to many lives and businesses in our communities, and around the world. We, much like our neighbors and friends, have been taking precautions to ensure that we are still fulfilling our ethical and moral obligation to our clients, while also prioritizing the health, wellness and safety of our employees.

Until further notice, our offices will be closed to the public to encourage social distancing and to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Our team is still hard at work, many from home, and you may still call, email, live chat or video conference us if you or a loved one is seeking legal assistance. As the first law firm to offer our clients secure online access to their case file more than a decade ago, we have always been believers in using technology to make life easier and information more accessible. In these present times it has been a smooth transition for us to continue to offer our clients the same seamless and thorough service that you deserve and are accustomed to.

This pandemic is unlike anything any of us have faced in our lifetimes, and while we can continue to emotionally support one another through it all, staying home and keeping your distance is vital to the health and wellness of our communities. It does not feel good to break routines, cancel events and retreat from our normal, day-to-day socializing, but let us remember that, in times of strife, prior generations were asked to go to war and we are simply being asked to stay home. Your isolation equals more lives saved, and more time for medical providers to prepare for the treatment of patients battling COVID-19.

When the dust settles, we will join together with a greater appreciation for our lives, local businesses, loved ones and health. Until then, we will continue to offer guidance from a safe distance.

Very truly yours,

Andrew G. Finkelstein and the staff of Jacoby & Meyers, LLP