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NORTHEAST OKLAHOMA ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE


P.O. Box 948, Vinita, OK 74301 • www. neelectric.com


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Have fun, stay safe this halloween A


CCORDING to the National Retail Federation, Halloween is second only to Christmas when it comes to ranking the most popular holidays for


decorating.


As consumers and families throughout the area prepare to celebrate Halloween with elaborate decorations, creative costumes, and lighted displays, Northeast Oklahoma Electric Cooperative recommends reviewing the following guidelines to keep families and homes safe. • Inspect electrical decorations. Look for cracked or frayed wires, broken or bare sockets, and loose connections. • Before decorating, read the


manufacturer’s instructions regarding installation and maintenance. • Always unplug light strings before replacing bulbs. • Fasten outdoor lights securely to trees, walls or other firm supports. Do not use nails or tacks that could puncture light strings or electrical/extension cords. Consider instead using insulated staples. • Always provide sufficient illumination near walkways


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and porches for trick-or-treaters. Keep walkways clear since costumes can impair vision. • Don’t overload extension cords, circuit breakers or


fuses.


• Electrical decorations should be approved by a nationally recognized certification organization like Underwriters Laboratory (UL) and marked for outdoor use if you are using them outside. Check www.cpsc.gov or www.ul.com for recalls. • Plug electric lights and


decorations into circuits protected by ground fault circuit interrupters (GFCIs). Portable outdoor GFCIs can be purchased where electrical supplies are sold.


• Make sure decorative lighting is well- ventilated, protected from weather and a safe distance from anything flammable like dry leaves and shrubs. Do not coil power cords or extension cords while in use or tuck under rugs or drapes. • Turn out all lights and decorations before you go out


or go to bed. Always have at least one fire extinguisher available and know how to use it.


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