- 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.

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  • 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.