Power Outages & Generators
In the event of a power outage...
Keep flashlights and spare batteries handy at all times
Avoid using candles and never carry candles around
If you have a propane barbecue or stove, make sure to have a
fuel for cooking
Never use a propane stove or barbecue inside
When the power goes out, turn off all appliances that were on at
the time of the failure
If you are considering installing a generator in your home...
Ensure all wiring is completed by a qualified electrician if
installing a permanent generator
If using a temporary generator, plug appliances into the
generator using appropriate heavy duty extension cords suitable for outside
Never run a generator indoors
Store spare fuel for the generator safely
Keep the generator dry at all times. Operate it on a
dry surface with a canopy or cover if it is wet outside
Make sure you have battery operated smoke and carbon
monoxide alarms or that hardwired ones have a battery back up
Always follow manufacturers instructions when using a
Print out this handy
checklist to have on hand if your power goes out!