Bangor City Hall
73 Harlow Street, Bangor, ME 04401

Phone:
207.992.4200

Business Hours:
Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Departments > Fire Department > Generator Safety

Generator Safety

Photo of a Gasoline GeneratorUse your generator safely during a power outage

Generators are great . . . especially when you lose power. However, generators can be dangerous when not used properly.

  • Only operate your generator outside in a dry area. Never take a generator inside the home or garage.
  • If you are using extension cords make sure you use the proper sized cords.
  • Avoid overloading your generator by plugging in too many appliances.
  • If you want to wire your generator directly into your home's existing electrical system you should have a licensed electrician hook up your generator . . . in most cases you will need to throw a switch before using your generator.
  • Only fuel your generator when it is not running and keep all fuel away from the generator and outside the home.

Finally, if you see an electrical repair crew working in the area it's a good idea to let them know you're using a generator. This will keep them safe and they can advise you when you'll be able to switch off the generator as power is restored to the area.

Contact Information

Fire Chief - Thomas E Higgins

Mailing Address
289 Main Street, Bangor, ME 04401

Emergencies
911

Medical Billing Questions?
Prior to 12/31/16  207-992-4700

After 1/1/17    1-800-488-4351

or https://comstarbilling.com/

Fax
207-942-8213

Email
fire.dept@bangormaine.gov

Central Fire – 207-992-4700

Station 5 – 207-992-4680

Station 6 – 207-992-4690