The men and women of the NH State Fire Marshal's Office want to make sure that all citizens of the state remain safe even after Sandy is gone. It is important to stay vigilant and mindful of hazards well after the departure of Hurricane Sandy
Now that the brunt of the storm is behind us, it is easy to get lulled into a sense of calm and let our guards down. Some of you may still be without power. Fatigue starts to set in and we don't always make the best decisions.
Our office continually receive reports of people running their generators inside garages. This is a very dangerous practice and can lead to serious injury and/or death. Generators produce harmful carbon monoxide even when they are running properly. Make sure your generator is at least ten (10) feet from your home and make sure that the exhaust outlet is pointed away from the home.
We are urging all local public safety officials to conduct a canvas of their communities and seek out running generators to make sure that they are being operated properly.
Below we are providing a few documents on this page that contain helpful safety information.
Generator Safety Video
Generator Safety Bulletin
Carbon Monoxide Safety Bulletin
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