Generator Safety By Rachel Thompson 2/17/2017 Tis the season for generators! Winter storms can cause serious power outages, so it's wise to keep a generator at hand. However, it is important to stick to these safety tips from FEMA when using a generator. Always place your generator outdoors - this will keep carbon monoxide fumes away from your family Read the owners manual before using a generator Add fuel before the generator is turned on - if you have to add more, turn the generator off and wait for it to cool Do not get smoke or cigarettes near a generator Use heavy-duty, outdoor-use extension cords Be sure you have battery powered CO detectors Pack foods that do not have to be cooked in your emergency kit Thanks for reading!!