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Don't put the dishes away wet!

Don't put the dishes away wet!

Have you ever had that house fire, odor of, smoke in the building or electrical call and couldn’t find the service panel?  Well, maybe this is why.

People do some of the craziest things.  You will see this in a lot of older buildings.

Many of these buildings have been remodeled several times and might have been built without any electric at all.  In other cases it is just pure laziness that a panel is in a location like this.

I guess the moral of this post is to look everywhere for the electric service and don’t assume that it is shut off.  Make sure of it.

You might have to look behind shelves, false walls and as you can see here, in the kitchen cabinets.  Who knows what else you might find.

Be careful and stay safe.

Here is Life Safety Initiative #1:

Define and advocate the need for a cultural change within the fire service relating to safety; incorporating leadership, management, supervision, accountability and personal responsibility.

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