Skip Nav Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety tips for the proper use of power strips and extension cords to help prevent fires and fatalities. Included are ways to prevent overload of power strips, how to use multi-plug outlets as well as when and where to use extension cords so as not to initiate fire by misuse. Taking extra care to use electrical cords and power strips properly can help ensure electrical safety with use, which can then help prevent fires and possibly death of either the person or persons using them or of the fire fighter who has to put out the flames. Think ahead and make a difference. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart with your use of extension cords and power strips! Special Thanks to Ishn.com and to ESFI for the article, Two NYC Fires in Two Days Caused by Overloaded Power Strips.