First of all, a short lesson for those of you who are still misinterpreting the meaning of these lyrics, “over the river and through the woods…” They are referring to the way to grandma’s house, not the shortcut for laying extension cords to a program site. The facts are, according to the U.S. Product Safety Commission, extension cords are among the most dangerous electrical appliances in our homes. In fact, in the last year, accidents from extension cords reportedly killed 50 people, resulted in injuries requiring hospital treatment to 4,000 others and also caused over 3,300 residential fires.
So, what do we need to know, and what do we need to do in our camping facilities so that we do not become one of these statistics. Continue reading “Extension Cord Safety – Things You Should Know” »