As so many individuals are still without power, generator use will continue to be widespread. Please use the following safety precautions when using generators:
- Generators should only be used in well-ventilated locations OUTSIDE at least five feet away from all doors, windows and vents
- Never use a generator in an attached garage, even with the door open
- Place generators so exhaust fumes can’t enter the home through windows, doors or other openings; the exhaust must be directed away from the building
- Use a generator with a carbon monoxide detector
For more information, please visit the NFPA website.