Safety Tips Call Before You Dig Power Line Safety Safety Tips Stay Ahead of the Storm Outage Restoration Procedures Electricity is a powerful and useful tool, but one that should be used carefully. Follow these tips when interacting with electricity: Never use electrical appliances near sinks or bathtubs. Do not touch an electrical outlet when your hands are wet. Do not plug too many cords into an outlet or extension cord. Keep electric space heaters away from flammable materials. Never climb a tree nearby a power line. Keep ladders and antennas away from power lines. Do not fly kites near power lines. If a person has been electrocuted, do NOT touch the person. Disconnect the power source and call 911. Never touch anything that is in contact with a downed power line. Use a fire extinguisher or baking soda to put out small electrical fires. Never use water. Remember, electricity travels easily through water, metal, trees, moist soil and people!