Dan Dillard: Hi! I am Dan Dillard of the Burn Prevention Network. Today I am talking about Home Fire Safety and Burn Prevention. And now I am going to discuss electric burns, a shocking danger. Toddlers and small children are especially at risk to burns from home electricity.
Therefore, it's important to install outlet covers in all unused outlets. Better yet, install Tamper-resistant outlets that won't allow children to stick objects in plugs. Water and electricity do not mix. Any outlet within three feet of a water source must be a Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter outlet.
Is your extension cord an Octopus? Use extension cords only on a temporary basis. Avoid overloading an outlet with plug multipliers which creates the cord Octopus never use indoor extension cords outside; use a cord that is the proper length.
Unplug appliances that remain in ready mode when turned off, if they will be out of service for an extended period of time. I hope this video will help you to safely enjoy the conveniences of your home without increasing the risk of electrical burns and fire.