Safety is important, and reviewing electrical safety tips with friends, neighbors and loved ones can help them stay safe.
Review the topics below for helpful safety tips:
- Holiday Lighting & Decorations
- In-Home Medical Equipment
- Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI)
- Portable Generator
- Water Heaters
- Circuit Breakers & Fuses
- Electrical Fires
Electricity can be dangerous. Coming into contact with electrical wires can cause serious injury or even death.
If a person or piece of equipment comes in contact with an energized power line, or if a power line has fallen to the ground:
- Do not approach or touch the line or any person or object in contact with it.
- Call 911. Inform the operator it's an electrical emergency.
- ALWAYS assume all wires are energized.
"Look up, look out and live" when working around overhead power lines.
If you make a living working near electrical infrastructure, please find your occupation from the list below for helpful safety tips:
- Tree Trimmers & Landscapers
- Agricultural Workers
- Construction Workers
- First Responders
- Helicopter Pilots
We're partnering with the American Red Cross to increase emergency preparedness throughout Southern California. Our joint effort, PrepareSoCal will help save lives by teaching people how to stay safe and how to respond to emergencies. Learn more >>