- Electrical Safety -
December is the most dangerous month for electrical fires because of more indoor activities and increases in lighting, heating and appliance use. Most electrical wiring fires start in the bedroom.
NEVER OVERLOAD CIRCUITS
NEVER RUN CORDS UNDER RUGS OR IN HIGH TRAFFIC AREAS
DON'T MISUSE ELECTRIC CORDS
FRAYED WIRES CAN CAUSE FIRES
NEVER FORCE A THREE PRONG PLUG INTO A TWO SLOT OUTLET OR EXTENSION CORD
CHECK YOUR ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES AND WIRING FOR SIGNS OF WEAR
IF THE WIRING IS FRAYED or IF IT'S CRACKED - REPLACE IT!
When buying electrical appliances, look for products, which meet the UL standard of safety. Underwriters website: www.ul.com
HAVING A WORKING SMOKE ALARM DRAMATICALLY INCREASES YOUR CHANCES OF SURVIVING A FIRE.
REMEMBER TO HAVE AND PRACTICE A HOME ESCAPE PLAN FREQUENTLY WITH YOUR FAMILY.