Electric Appliance Safety
- Be sure smoke alarms are installed throughout your home.
- If your smoke alarms run on batteries, check batteries annually.
- Keep fire extinguishers in your home. Be sure to keep an extinguisher in risk areas such as the kitchen and workshop, and know how to use it.
- Know what to do in case of a grease or electric fire. Use baking soda, or if a pan is on fire, smother the flames with a lid. Never use water to put out a fire on your stove.
Downed Power Lines
Warn your family members, especially children, never to touch wires lying on the ground or hanging from poles. Downed wires still may be carrying current.