A safety message from the City of Mesa’s Energy Resources Department

JUNE IS NATIONAL HOME SAFETY MONTH

 

Safety in our homes is important to each of us as well to the communities in which we live.  Be a home safety champion!  Start by learning about, and practicing, energy safety… it’s as easy as ONE… TWO… THREE!

ONE… TEACH THE BASICS OF ENERGY SAFETY TO YOUR FAMILY!

 

Energy safety requires that you learn to:

  • RECOGNIZE an energy emergency. Know the smell (like rotten eggs), sight (unexplained dead or dying vegetation), and sounds (hissing from a meter or appliance)that may indicate a natural gas leak.   Know that a downed power line is dangerous.
  • REACT quickly to an energy emergency.  Leave the area immediately and do not return until you are certain it is safe.
  • REPORT energy emergencies promptly.  In the event of a gas emergency, call 480-644-4277 or 911.  If you see an electric emergency, call SRP at (602) 236-8811 or call 911.

 

TWO… PRACTICE ENERGY SAFETY DAILY!

 

  • Don’t forget… if you ever smell natural gas or otherwise suspect a natural gas leak, REACT AND REPORT!
  • Don’t forget….water and electricity don’t mix.   Don’t use electric appliances near water or when you are wet.

 

THREE… JUST IN CASE, HAVE A PLAN!

Despite all your energy safety efforts, take steps to prepare for a possible emergency including:

  • Install smoke alarms and check smoke-alarm batteries frequently.
  • Practice safety drills so that everyone will know how to  get out of the house quickly.
  • Review energy and home safety tips regularly with ALL family members.

June may be Home Safety Month but energy safety is important all through the year.  For more energy safety tips visit www.mesaaz.gov/energy.

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About Jeff

Long time volunteer in the San Tan Valley/Queen Creek area of Arizona.

Posted on June 1, 2011, in From Mesa Gas and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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