Candles can cause home fires. Keep candles away from anything that can catch fire, blow them out when you leave the room and keep them away from pets.
Dried out Christmas trees can cause fires, remember to always water your tree, keep them away from open flames, turn off Christmas tree lights before going to bed or leaving your home and always throw them away when dry.
Las cocinas o estufas causan 62% de los incendios domésticos. Para evitar un incendio, asegúrate de mantener todo lo que pueda prender fuego lejos de la estufa. No salgas nunca de la cocina mientras estes cocinando y verifica siempre que todo esta apagado cuando termines de cocinar.
Cooking is a leading cause of home fires. Ranges and stove tops alone cause 62% of home fires. Keep anything away that can catch fires away from your stove top, never leave your kitchen when cooking, and aways double keep everything is off when you’re done cooking. Never use your stove to heat your home.
Electric blankets can cause fires. Always turn them off when not using them, never use them with an extension cord, check for cracked or damaged cords.
Christmas lights should be considered temporary. Use only outdoor rated lights outdoor and make sure you plug into a GFCI outlet when using electricity outdoors. Always inspect lights for damage before use.
An estimated 860 home fires are caused by holiday decorations and another 210 home fires are caused by Christmas trees. Make sure all extension cords and decorations are rated for proper use. Outdoor lights should be plugged into GFCI protected outlets. Always inspect your lights and other decorations before use. Always turn off indoor and […]
Space heaters can cause fires, be sure to turn them off when leaving the room and never use them with an extension cord. Always keep them at least 3 feet away from anything that can cause fires.
Connector issues can cause fires and worker injuries. Proper installation is important. Unskilled or untrained workers installing photovoltaics (PV) can lead to issues. Connectors provide connections between the array. There is no universal standard for PV connector design. Connectors with high operating temperatures may be the only warning sign of failure. Recommended Installation Practices Use […]
Heating pads and electric blankets cause around 500 fires each year. Almost all of these fires involve electric blankets more than ten years old. Learn how to stay safe. Heating appliances should never be left unattended or used while sleeping Do not plug electric blankets into an extension cord or power strip, as they could […]
Almohadillas térmicas y cobijas eléctricas son las causas de 500 incendios domésticos cada año. Casi todos de estos incendios son causadas por una cobija eléctrica que tenga 10 años o más. No dejes nunca el aparato de calefacción solo, ni encendido mientras duerme. Si una cobija eléctrica no tiene un temporizador, apágala antes de dormir. Las […]
Download the GFCI Code Book The lifesaving capabilities of ground fault circuit interrupters (GFCIs) cannot be overstated. These devices have saved thousands of lives and significantly reduced the number of home electrocutions since they were first required in the bathrooms of homes by the National Electrical Code (NEC) in 1975. Since then, the number of […]