Thanksgiving Fire & Safety Tips


November 2022

New Franchisee and Thanksgiving Fire Safety Tips

Pumpkin Spice, fall leaves, and turkeys? With Thanksgiving right around the corner, we have a lot to be thankful for. We’re looking forward to making memories with our families and are grateful to help our customers recover their cherished memories. We’re also thankful for the new franchisees joining FRSTeam.

Below you’ll meet Chad and Paula Ferguson of Kansas City. They opened on July 1, 2022 thanks to a personal connection with the previous owner.


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Holiday Safety Tips

Did you know that kitchen fires spike on Thanksgiving Day? The National Fire Protection Association reports kitchen fires are 3x more common on Thanksgiving than other days. Most of those occur from unattended cooking. Here are some holiday safety tips to keep in mind if you’re cooking this Thanksgiving:

  • If you’re frying a turkey, make sure that it takes place outside in a well-ventilated spot away from decks, wood piles, and trees.
  • Keep children and pets away from the stove and high-traffic kitchen areas to prevent tripping and other hazards.
  • If you have travel plans, unplug your appliances before leaving to prevent electrical surges.

Meet Chad and Paula Ferguson

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Human connection and helping others inspired the Fergusons to join FRSTeam. The Fergusons purchased an existing FRSTeam franchise from a good friend and former client in Kansas City. They opened on July 1, 2022, and are excited about helping their community.

What brought you into this work?
Insurance brought us into the business. We purchased the business from Jeff Waters, a friend, business mentor, and past commercial business client.

What are your backgrounds?
My wife Paula is a supply chain and performance management consultant with more than 15 years of experience. I have been in sales my entire career, predominately in insurance as an agent and business development executive.

What do you love about this work?
The people we connect with daily. We love how this business allows us to go full circle in the insurance process, from providing insurance to executing the policy and walking a client successfully through a claim, one of the most stressful moments in their lives.

Tell us about your branch.
Our KC location is an amazing branch on the verge of a breakout. We already have a staff of GREAT people in place and have a foundation of solid relationships with contractors, adjustors, and other referral sources. With a few adjustments, we are set to break records in 2023.

Why FRSTeam?
The reputation of the business, the untapped opportunity. The trust that I had in our friend.

What does the future hold for you at FRSTeam?
We are most excited about the growth potential and the opportunity to build a business that impacts our community, our employees’ lives, and the lives of our families.

What do you want the people in your region to think?
I would love for them to look at us and say, “wow, that branch gets it. It’s professional, caring, and people-focused. They give FRSTeam and my business a good name by doing the right thing for their clients, employees, industry, and community.”

Questions? Whether you’re an owner, an employee, or an agent, just reach out. We’re here to help.

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