Portable Electric Generators Can Be Extremely Dangerous

Put Safety First!

Follow these safety tips when using electric generators:

  • Never connect a generator directly to your home’s wiring.
  • Never plug an electric portable generator into a regular household outlet.
  • Use proper electrical cords.
  • Make sure your generator is properly grounded.
  • Carefully read and follow all manufacturer instructions.
  • Always have a fully charged fire extinguisher nearby.
  • Always follow local, state and national fire and electrical codes.
  • Never operate a generator indoors. Protect yourself from carbon monoxide poisoning.
  • Never fuel a generator while it is operating.

Escambia River Electric Cooperative encourages our members to have a properly licensed electrician install the equipment necessary to safely connect emergency generators.