Fire Prevention Week, sponsored by the National Fire Protection Association, is October 4-10, 2015 with the theme “Hear the Beep Where you Sleep” to remind you that every bedroom needs a working smoke alarm. In addition to functioning smoke alarms, there are many safe practices that can help prevent fires and promote electrical safety through your home.
Keep your garage / utility room safe with these tips:
GFCI protection should be used in areas where electricity could come in contact with water, including bathrooms. GFCI receptacles, breakers and portable options are available.
Store electrical equipment in dry areas that are inaccessible to children and animals.
NEVER use a generator inside a garage or any other enclosed space, even with the door open. Dangerous levels of carbon monoxide could accumulate.
Store all flammable materials in approved containers and away from any potential heat sources, including direct sunlight.
Use only extension cords marked “for outdoor use” when needed for work outside