Power Out?

Generator Safety and CO Graphic
Generator Safety and CO Graphic

Is your power out?

Some things to keep in mind:

  • Generators should be used outside in a well-ventilated location at least 5 away from all doors, windows, and vent openings. Learn more at GeneratorSafetyTips.ashx (nfpa.org)

  • Make sure fuel-burning heaters are designed and labeled for INDOOR use and are properly ventilated.

  • Make sure you have working carbon monoxide alarms on every level of your home with bedrooms, inside each bedroom, and in the hallway outside each bedroom.

  • Make sure you have working smoke alarms on every level of your home (including the basement), inside each bedroom, and in the hallway outside each bedroom.


For more information on smoke and CO alarms, please visit https://www.oregon.gov/osp/programs/sfm/Pages/Smoke-CO-Alarms.aspx

For additional information on CO alarms: 
COsafety.pdf (nfpa.org)






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