Keep Your Family & Pets Safe: Safety Tips for Generators


Keep your family and pets safe. Do not use a generators indoors or in confined, poorly ventilated areas. Keep them outside, away from buildings and anything flammable, even dry brush.  Fumes from a generator can be dangerous for you, your family or pets. check with neighbors and family to ensure they are aware of the risks of operating generators. If you are using a generator for any reason, this information can help keep you and your household safe: Place generators at least 20 feet away from your homes, downwind away from any doors, windows and vents. Before refueling it, turn off the generator and let it cool for 15-20 minutes. Never try to power the house wiring by plugging the generator into a wall outlet; instead, use a heavy-duty, outdoor extensions cord to plug appliances into generators. Do not use generators in rain or wet conditions. Place a fire extinguisher nearby. Make sure your home has operating fire alarms and carbon monoxide detectors.