ICT, CORPUS CHRISTI POLICE & FIRE DEPARTMENT LAUNCH HOLIDAY SAFETY PROGRAM
Camille Garcia, ICT Director of Communications and Public Affairs 512-713-4262
Felicia Hutchins, State Farm Corporate Social Responsibility, 512-239-8322
Melissa Castro, Corpus Christi Auto Theft Task Force 361-886-2872
Rondo Gonzalez, Corpus Christi Fire Investigator (361)739-3444
MEDIA ADVISORY: NOVEMBER 19, 2020
The Insurance Council of Texas (ICT) is launching a Holiday Safety program that encourages Texans to take proactive steps to protect themselves and reduce risks at home and on the road. Today, representatives from the Corpus Christi Police and Fire Departments and ICT will be onsite at Moore Plaza 5425 South Padre Island Drive, Corpus Christi at 10 a.m. holding a community awareness campaign thanks to program sponsors State Farm Insurance, Travelers Insurance Companies, and the Association of Fire & Casualty Companies in Texas.
In the state of Texas over 65,000 cars and trucks are stolen and almost 200,000 are burglarized each year according to the Motor Vehicle Crime Prevention Authority. Since 2005, ICT has donated over 20,000 Hide, Lock and Take to police departments across Texas – the simple message reminds vehicle owners to take action to prevent auto burglaries and thefts.
In 2019, 481,400 structure fires occurred in the with over 3,700 lives lost in the United States. Here in Texas, we lost over 119 lives to fires according to the U.S. Fire Administration. We're Out to Alarm Texas, a program coordinated by ICT, started in 2005 and has donated over 25,000 alarms to 50 fire departments across Texas. Working smoke alarms saves lives giving occupants precious moments to get themselves and loved ones out before tragedy strikes.
For additional information contact Camille Garcia, ICT 512-713-4262 or any of the media contacts listed above.
The Insurance Council of Texas is the largest state insurance trade association in the country consisting of approximately 400 property and casualty insurers
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