911 ~ Emergency
(423) 562-9842 ~ Phone
(423) 562-8121 ~ Fax
email@example.com ~ Email
Jason Shetterly ~ Chief
Electrical safety tips
- Cover all electrical outlets and wall switches with cover plates. Always replace any that are damaged.
- Never overload electrical outlets with fans, lights and air conditioning units.
- Protect small children and pets by using plastic safety covers in all unused outlets.
- Keep electrical cords out of sight and reach of children.
- Make sure that all electrical devices are in good repair. If a damaged wire inside a tool or appliance touches the body of the device, it could be the same as touching a bare wire.
- Use extension cords only on a temporary basis.
- Use a surge suppresser with enough plugs for every component.
- Keep all electrical devices away from water.
- Don't yank electrical cords from the way, doing so can damage both the plug and the outlet.
- Do not attach an electrical cord to any surface with nails or stales. The cord insulation could become damaged.
- Do not twist or bend electrical cords.
- Never use damaged or brittle electrical cords.
- Do not attempt to repair an electrical appliance or tool while it is plugged in.
- Do not run electrical cords under any furniture. Doing so can damage the insulating cover.