Cooking is a leading cause of home fires. Ranges and stovetops alone cause 62% of home fires. Keep anything that can catch fire away from your stovetop, never leave your kitchen when cooking, and always double check 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.
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.
Heating pads and electric blankets cause around 500 fires each year. Almost all of these fires involve electric blankets that are 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 […]
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 […]
Attending school at home? Follow these electrical safety tips to keep you, your family, and your home safe from electrical hazards. Avoid overloading outlets. Unplug appliances when not in use to save energy and minimize the risk of shock and fire. Regularly inspect electrical cords and extension cords for damage. Extension cords should only be used […]
Not enough cord for your lamp or radio to reach the nearest outlet? Just plowing through the junk drawer for an extension cord? This may not be a good idea. Extension cords can be very helpful in delivering power right where we need it. However, regardless of the gauge or rating of the cord, an […]
The codes and standards established by the National Fire Protection Association are the underlying systems that keep our homes and communities safe. The National Electrical Code, which is updated every three years, provides the minimum standard for safe electrical installations. Code Approved Emergency Disconnects Service Disconnect Meter Disconnect Listed disconnect switches or circuit breakers on […]
Fire Prevention Look. Listen. Learn. Be aware. Fire can happen anywhere. The National Fire Protection Association states that 4 out of 5 U.S. fire deaths occur in the home. Look, Listen, and Learn how you can prevent deadly fires. Look Top three causes for home fires: Cooking Equipment Cooking accounts for 47% of fires, and […]
Electrical Safety You can prevent electrical accidents in your home Follow this advice: Have your home inspected by a licensed electrician every 10 years; sooner if you experience electrical problems Know electrical system danger signs, such as flickering lights, blown fuses, and warm or discolored wall plates Electrical circuit safety: Don’t overload your electrical circuits. […]
Home Heating Fire Prevention Tips. Heating equipment caused an annual average of 44,210 home fires and 480 deaths between 2016 and 2020 according to the National Fire Protection Association. Learn how to stay safe with these tips. Keep anything that can burn at least 3 feet from heat sources Never leave a space heater unattended. Turn […]