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GFCI

Arc Fault Circuit Interrupters (AFCI) & Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters (GFCI): Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters help prevent burns, electric shocks and electrocution.Arc Fault Circuit Interrupters help prevent electric fires. Electricity can leak out of damaged or decaying wires and start a fire.Basically, GFCI’s prevent shocks, and AFCI’s prevent fires. Learn more about AFCIs and GFCIs.

college safety

CollegeSafety: Today’s college student uses many electronics for school, work and play. When used improperly, these helpful gadgets can become electric hazards. Learn more about tips to pass on to prevent electric accidents.

Driving Safety

Driving Safety: In auto accidents involving power poles, it’s almost always safest to stay inside the vehicle. Call for help and wait for utility crews to  arrive, or you could become an additional victim in need of rescue. Know what steps to take.

meters Equipment Tampering/Power Theft: It’s often an “invisible” crime. Someone illegally hooks into a power supply, hooks up a line that has been disconnected, or tampers with a meter to avoid recording electricity usage. Legitimate electricity consumers do not engage in these behaviors, so the impact of electricity theft – including the danger - is often unrecognized. Prevent and reduce power theft.
fire prevention

Fire Prevention: Electricity usually makes life easier by powering kitchen appliances, gadgets, and electronics we use for entertainment. However, that same electricity contains the potential to destroy homes and take lives. Electric fires are more destructive than any other type of fire, and they are twice as deadly. Gather information to help you keep your electric system safe.

First Responders

First Responders: First responders must have the capacity to make good judgments, and that requires them to be aware of potential dangers they may encounter at the scene of an emergency situation. Police and fire fighters need to understand how to be safe when electrical hazards are present, for themselves and for the public. Learn more about first responder safely.

Flooding

Flooding: Heavy rains often cause flooding in lowland areas, homes and basements. Everyone needs to be alert to electrical equipment that could be energized and in contact with water, along with other potential hazards that can create a serious danger of electrocution. Learn more about water hazards.

Generator Safety

Generator Safety: Generators come in handy during long-term power outages and in other situations. However, if you do not know how to use them properly, they can be dangerous. Get tips on how to use your generator safely.

Hom Safety

Home Safety: Electrical hazards can remain hidden until it’s too late to avoid disaster. Don’t let the small cost of prevention stand in the way of protecting your family and your property. Ensure keep your home safe.

Lightning Safety Lightning Safety: With an estimated 25 million flashes of lightning each year in the US, a great potential exists for injuries and deaths.  Protect yourself and your family from lightning with a safe storm strategy. Educate yourself and others with lightning safety tips.
Power Line Safety

Overhead Power Line Safety: Things we see every day can almost fade from view. But failure to notice high voltage power lines can be a deadly oversight. Safe Electricity wants to raise awareness about the dangers of overhead power lines and the precautions to take around them. Learn more about power line safety.

power outage
Power Outage:  Weather, accidents, and storms can disrupt the electricity we are so used to having. Sometimes electricity flickers momentarily then comes back. Serious damage to power lines and the electrical grid can cause outages for days, or weeks. Learn valuable information to keep you safe and comfortable during a power outage of any length.
 Space Heater Safety: Space heaters can be a quick way to heat up a room. However, they can be as dangerous as they are convenient if used improperly. Learn more about precautions to take when using electric space heaters. Storm
Storm Recovery & Power Lines: When ice and heavy snow bring down limbs and power lines, safety is a consideration indoors and out. Make sure you know how to weather the storm.
Storm

Storm Safety: You never know when a storm may hit, creating potential electrical hazards for your family. The best solution is to be prepared ahead of time. Know how to be safe before and after a storm.

 


 

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