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Beating the Heat at Outdoor Events

By Angela Fortune / June 27, 2018 / Comments Off on Beating the Heat at Outdoor Events

Safety Tips to Beat the Heat From kid-focused activities to events that welcome the participation of the whole community, summer is the perfect time to take things outdoors. The warmer, sunnier weather makes conditions ideal – but they can also make things more dangerous. Over the past few years, the EPA has reported a marked…

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4 Tips for Vacation Bible School Safety

By Angela Fortune / June 26, 2018 / Comments Off on 4 Tips for Vacation Bible School Safety

4 Essentials of Vacation Bible School Safety Summertime means that school is out of session – which means that kids of all ages have days to fill with all kinds of activities and pursuits. For parents in the faith-based community especially, summer is the perfect opportunity to send their kids to church camps or Vacation…

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Summer Camp Safety

By Angela Fortune / May 30, 2018 / Comments Off on Summer Camp Safety

Sending Your Church’s Youth to Summer Camps As summer approaches, summer camps all over the country are gearing up to open their doors to the campers who will spend the next weeks of their vacation enjoying the experiences they offer. While many churches host summer camps of their own, a great number of them send…

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Insurance for Hurricane Preparedness

By Angela Fortune / May 29, 2018 / Comments Off on Insurance for Hurricane Preparedness

Is Your Church’s Policy Hurricane-Ready? Hurricane season can be a highly stressful time for Floridians as they wait and watch the unpredictable swirls of pressure systems that seem to appear every week during the thick of the season. Ours are highly active waters, giving rise to storms whose paths of destruction are merciless and leave…

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Cybersecurity for Nonprofits

By Angela Fortune / May 28, 2018 / Comments Off on Cybersecurity for Nonprofits

The Importance of Cybersecurity for Nonprofits Unfortunately, nonprofit organizations and small businesses are regularly targeted by cyber criminals because they seem like sitting ducks. Generally speaking, they don’t have the amount of technical savvy or a proper level of cybersecurity measures to guard against criminal activity. That said, the reasons for nonprofits to be proactive…

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Does Your Church Need Worker’s Comp Insurance?

By Angela Fortune / April 27, 2018 / Comments Off on Does Your Church Need Worker’s Comp Insurance?

Workers’ Compensation Employers with fewer than four employees may not be required by Florida Law to have Workers’ Compensation Insurance. We at Beacon Insurance, strongly urge the churches, nonprofit organizations and private schools we work with to consider the benefits of having Workers’ Compensation Insurance for churches and ministries. In the event that an employee…

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19 Best Tips for Arson and Fire Prevention in Schools

By Angela Fortune / March 29, 2018 / Comments Off on 19 Best Tips for Arson and Fire Prevention in Schools

Arson and Fire Prevention in Schools Studies have shown that arson is the number one cause of fires in the U.S. each year. Those fires have led to more than $1 billion in property loss annually. Next to arson, fires often result from open flames, faulty electrical wiring and lighting issues. This is why arson…

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Best Auto Safety Practices and Travel Kit Tips

By Angela Fortune / March 26, 2018 / Comments Off on Best Auto Safety Practices and Travel Kit Tips

Stay Schooled on Auto Safety and Travel Kits School trips are a time for creating memories, strengthening relationships and forming new ones, gaining cultural insight, connecting with the community and – of course – learning. As fun, as they might be, however, not planning properly, can put your entire group at risk. When you’re going…

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Helping You Plan for Students’ International Travel

By Angela Fortune / March 22, 2018 / Comments Off on Helping You Plan for Students’ International Travel

Seven Safety Checks for Students’ International Travel Educational trips sometimes take students all over the globe, and gaining cultural experience is a learning opportunity unlike any other. As you prepare to teach your students the value of exploring new horizons, make sure you are fully aware of the unique safety and liability challenges your school…

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Smart Guidelines for Onsite Camps

By Angela Fortune / March 20, 2018 / Comments Off on Smart Guidelines for Onsite Camps

Camp Out Safely at School Camps Many schools use their facilities during the summer months to host a variety of camps and activities including athletic camps and clinics, educational programs, environmental learning and cultural workshops. Such camps are effective for increasing opportunities for continuing education as well as for strengthening the school’s relationship with the…

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