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Be safe and have a plan (3/1/2011)

Be safe and have a plan

The Electrical Safety Foundation International's list of Top 10 Fire and Electrical Safety Tips.

  • Avoid dangerous shocks and electrical fires by keeping liquids, including drinks, away from computers and other electrical devices.


  • Never play with electrical cords, light sockets, or electrical outlets.


  • Never yank on the cord to unplug an appliance hold the plug instead.


  • Keep space heaters at least three feet away from anything that can burn.


  • Never leave a space heater on when you leave the room or go to sleep.


  • Have working smoke alarms on every level of your home, inside each bedroom, and outside each sleeping area.


  • Test smoke alarms monthly.


  • Prepare for a fire emergency by creating a fire escape plan for your home and classroom.


  • In case of a fire, get out first and then call 911 from a cell phone or a neighbor's house.


  • Once you are out, stay out! Never go back inside a burning building.
Source: Electrical Safety Foundation International

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