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[ BRUSH FIRES | CANDLES | CARBON MONOXIDE | ELECTRICAL SAFETY ]
[ ESCAPE PLANNING | FIRE HYDRANTS | FIRE SPRINKLERS | HEATING SAFETY ]
[ HOME SAFETY | PRODUCT RECALLS | SEASONAL SAFETY | SMOKE ALARMS ]

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

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.