Electrical Safety: Decorating Halloween Hints

Electrical Safety: Decorating Halloween Hints

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety, fire prevention and shock prevention tips with a special focus on Halloween Decorating and how you can stay safe and keep the kids safe who come to your door for a treat. Tips include proper purchase of electrical decorations with safe labelling, being sure your decoration are for specific use of outdoor, proper electrical cord placement, using GFCI protection to help prevent electrical shock and overall safety this Halloween. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart as you decorate and give the kids a treat too. 🙂 

Special Thanks to DelElectricCoop, to Delaware Electric Cooperative and to Jeremy Tucker for the video, Halloween Electrical Safety. 

Electrical Safety: Toy Tips for the Holidays

Electrical Safety: Toy Tips for the Holidays

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and fire prevention tips with a special focus on toy safety for the holidays and ways you can help prevent electrical shock and electrical fires. Included are electrical fire and shock statics with kids in mind. Tips include specific guidelines for what type of toys to purchase with age specific directives as well as holiday hazards to avoid with electrical lighting so help prevent electrical shock with young children. With these guidelines, you can help reduce the holiday hazards that can present themselves by natural curiosity of young children. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart as parents of young children this holiday season!

Special Thanks to Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) for the video, Protect Children from Holiday Electrical Hazards PSA. 

Electrical Safety: Autumn Awareness for the Outdoors

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Electrical Safety: Autumn Awareness for the Outdoors

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety tips with a special focus on the autumn time and how to prepare for the colder weather with your electrical devices. Tips include proper maintenance and storage of power tools, tips for outdoor electrical device maintenance, and for care and proper use of electric blankets during those cold winter months, to help prevent electrical shock and electrical fire. Proper use and maintenance of electrical devices will help them last longer, prevent inhibition of proper function, and help prevent electrical hazards that can lead to shock and fires. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart as a homeowner in the autumn! 

Special Thanks to GRDA.com, to the Grand River Dam Authority and to ESFI for the article, Fall Weather and Electrical Safety. 

Electrical Safety: On and Off Campus Cautions

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Electrical Safety: On and Off Campus Cautions

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety tips with a special focus on fire prevention for college students both on and off campus. Included are electrical fire statistics for both on and off campus and electrical safety tips that include proper cooking procedures, proper use of electrical components such as extension cords, outlets and appliances, plus cautions about ways fires can start and how you can prepare yourself to respond in case of fire. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart as a college student no matter where you live!

Special Thanks to TheWesterlySun.com and to Jane Perkins, Fire Safety Specialist of Rhode Island Firefighters League and Captain of Watch Hill Fire Department, for the article, Ask a Firefighter: College presents particular fire hazards. 

Electrical Safety: Proper Usage Can Help Protect

 

Fire Hazard with Loose Connection in Outlet

Fire Hazard with Loose Connection in Outlet

Electrical Safety: Proper Usage Can Help Protect

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety tips with a special focus on fire prevention in the home. Included are electrical fire statistics and tips to help prevent overload with can lead to electrical fires with outlets, extension cords, improper appliance use and other electrical activity. Also included are benefits of Arc Fault Circuit Interruptors (AFCIs), Ground Fault Circuit Interruptors (GFCIs) and Tamper Resistant Receptacles (TRR) for protection and safety from electrical shock and fire. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart in your home to help prevent fires!

Special Thanks to NJ.com, to Patrick Villanova of The Jersey Journal, to PSEG and NFPA for the article, 10 Tips for preventing electrical fires. 

Electrical Safety: Boating and Swimming Tips

Electrical Safety: Boating and Swimming Tips

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety tips with a special focus on prevention of electric shock drowning and how swimmers and boaters can help toward this prevention. Included is an explanation of electric shock drowning and why it can occur with the electrical systems of boats and docks, and how the swimmer can be directly impacted and drown as a result. Also mentioned are ways to help someone who is in swimming distress without becoming a victim yourself. Be sure to keep your boat and boat dock maintained to help prevent electrical current from leaking into the water and save a life! Stay Electrically Safe and Smart as a swimmer and boater to help prevent ESD!

Special Thanks to Boat Owners Association of the United States (BoatUS) for the video, Electric Shock Drowning Information from BoatUS. 

Electrical Safety: Family Readiness for Fire Prevention

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Electrical Safety: Family Readiness for Fire Prevention

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical and fire safety tips with a special focus on fire preparedness and keeping your family safe in case of fire. Tips include the importance of smoke alarms, properly maintaining them to keep them in good working order as well as having a fire safety plan so your kids can know which way to go in case of fire and how to get out safely. Also included are a fire fighter’s message for kids and a downloadable PDF to share with your kids. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart with your family to protect yourselves in case of fire!

Special Thanks to ChristianHomeschoolmoms.com and to Demetria Zinga for the article, Fire Safety Week: Tips for Families. 

Electrical Safety: Electric Shock Drowning Cautions

Electrical Safety: Electric Shock Drowning Cautions

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares an electrically-based news story with a special focus on electric shock drowning and what you can do to stay safe from electrical shock when swimming. This fatality story reveals the accidental death of a boat owner and how quickly electric shock can take place when in water. Tips for prevention of ESD are electrical inspections, using GFCI protection, and not swimming near boats or in marinas. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart where you swim and if you are a boat owner, please be sure to have your electrical system inspected and maintained to help prevent ESD. 

Our condolences to the family affected by the death mentioned in this news story. 

Special Thanks to WCCO.com, to CBS Minnesota and to Bill Hudson for the video news report, Big Lake Death Shines Spotlight on Electric Shock Drowning. 

Electrical Safety: Fire Prevention Action

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Electrical Safety: Fire Prevention Action

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and fire prevention tips with a special focus on protecting your home and family with steps you can take right now. Included are electrical fire related statistics and ways to protect yourself from electrical fires associated with misuse of outlets, extension cords and appliances and electrical hazards to look for with lights and fuses. Smoke Alarms are also mentioned and their proper maintenance to keep them in proper working order. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart as a homeowner to help prevent fires! 

Special Thanks to WayneCoJournalbanner.com, to Brandpoint and to NFPA for the article, Fire Safety Reminders to Protect Your Home and Family.

Electrical Safety: Protection at Home and Work

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Electrical Safety: Protection at Home and Work

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety tips with a special focus on fire prevention in the home and at work. Included are electrical fires statistics and what you can do to avoid electrical fires. Tips include proper electrical cord maintenance, electrical hazards that need repair, proper use of extension cords, a GFCI recommendation, and proper use of appliances and light bulbs to help prevent overheating that leads to fire. Taking good care of our electrical goods and using them properly will go a long way toward preventing fires both in the home and at work. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart wherever you are!

Special Thanks to NJ1015.com, to Joe Cutter, and to Brooke Houston, spokeperson for PSE&G, for the article, 6 Ways New Jerseyans Can Prevent Electrical Fires at Home, Work.