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262 Harlow Street, Bangor, ME 04401


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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.
  • Prevent carbon monoxide poisoning- click here to learn more.

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


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