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COMING UP in Kiwash Country


n MAY 4


Elderly more prone to fires Safety measures for senior citizens save lives


D


uring Electrical Safety Month in May, your electric co- op is joining the Electrical Safety Foundation (ESFI)


to highlight the importance of electrical safety for senior citizens.


While electrical hazards can affect anyone, the ESFI reports that adults over the age of 65 are more than twice as likely to die from a house fire as the general population. Many of these fires originate in the kitchen.


If you are caring for an elderly person or are a senior citizen yourself, certain safety precautions can help you avoid a serious accident.


• Don’t cook if you are sleepy, have been drinking alcohol, or have taken medications that make you drowsy.


• Turn off the stove if you leave the kitchen, even for a short period of time.


• Use a timer to regularly remind you that you’re cooking.


• Turn handles of pots and pans to the side so you don’t accidently bump them and spill the contents.


• Wear short, close-fitting, or tightly rolled sleeves when cooking.


• Make sure the oven burners and other appliances are turned off when you are finished cooking.


• Keep the stovetop and oven clean, and clean the exhaust hood and duct over the stove regularly.


• Keep towels, dish cloths, and other


flammable items away from the stove and other hot surfaces.


• Plug countertop appliances into ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI)-protected outlets.


• Never use an oven or stove for heating your home.


Around the home, make sure there are smoke alarms installed on every floor of your home. Place alarms inside each bedroom and outside each sleeping area. Test them once a month, change the batteries at least once a year, and replace the alarm itself every ten years. For the hearing impaired, consider installing alarms that emit flashing lights.(These alarms are available through most major home/hardware stores.)


These vital tips are featured in ESFI’s newly launched “Home Fire Safety for Older Adults Safety Awareness Program,” which provides tools to educate older adults and their families about fire hazards related to cooking, heating, and electrical equipment. A full range of resources for older adults, including detailed fact and tip sheets as well as public service announcements, can be found by visiting www.esfi.org/safetyeducators.


Kiwash Electric Cooperative is serious about safety. To report an unsafe electrical situation, or visit with your co- op about any safety matter, please call 888-832-3362.


Weatherford Youth Horse Show Don Mitchell Arena, Weatherford 580-772-7744


24-25 Clinton Route 66 Festival Downtown & McClain Rodgers Park Clinton, 580-323-2222


24-25 Cordell Roundup Club Open Rodeo rodeo Grounds, Cordell, 580-832-3781


24-27 Celebration of Freedom, Hobart 580-726-5900


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Memorial Day. Kiwash Electric closed for the holiday.


n JUNE


14-15 Heartland Cruise and Car Show Radar Park and Main Street Weatherford, 580-772-7744 or 580-772-0470


24-25 Clinton Route 66 Festival Downtown & McClain Rodgers Park 580-323-2222


SUBMISSION DETAILS:


Kiwash Electric Cooperative promotes local festivals, rodeos, fairs and other events in our monthly newsletter, the Kilowatt. Calendar listings are free.


Please send details to: Lisa Willard, Kiwash Electric, PO Box 100, Cordell, OK 73632, or send e-mail to: lwillard@kiwash.coop. Please send event listings by the 10th of the month prior to publication.


If you have questions about submitting a event, or need to speak with a Kiwash representative about other matters, please call 888-832-3362, or visit www.kiwash.coop.


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