The Controversy of Assigned Seating


by Thomas Brown Next year I’ll be going into my sophomore year of high school. Throughout my eleven years of school I’ve had teachers who let us sit with our friends, teachers who assign seating, teachers who have couches for us to sit on, teachers who let us sit on the floor and even teachers […]

10 Reasons to Work at California Casualty


by Thomas Brown Have you ever wondered what it might be like to work at Calcas? Have you ever thought of applying to work here? Below are some of the things we think set California Casualty apart from other companies. Celebrations Our employee celebrations have delicious food and occur almost every month! Recently, we’ve had […]

Hot Grilling Tips to Avoid Disaster


The mouthwatering smell of hamburgers, chicken and other grilled foods will soon start filling the air – but as Fourth of July  weekend arrives (the unofficial start of BBQ season) the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is warning grillers to be careful. According to a 2013 NFPA report, an average of 8,600 home fires were started […]

Suicide: A Firefighter’s Deadly Dilemma


Firefighters; they are the men and women who save property and lives. But what happens when their lives need saving? That’s the dilemma for hundreds of first-responders each year. The demands of the job and the repeated trauma they see can leave many in crisis. Firefighters face the risk of many behavioral health concerns such […]

Hidden Deck Dangers


Decks; they come in all sizes, shapes and age. They’re an extension of our living space as the weather warms and we spend more time outdoors. They can also be an accident waiting to happen. A study by the Consumer Product Safety Commission estimated that close to 50,000 people are injured each year from falls […]