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Tick Bites

Posted on Friday, July 26, 2019
By: David Burkhart
Categories: Electrical Safety


• Ticks are generally found near the ground, in brushy or wooded areas.
• They can’t jump or fly. Instead, they climb tall grasses or shrubs and wait for a potential host to brush against them.
• When this happens, they climb onto the host and seek a site for attachment.
• Use insect repellents containing DEET, picaridin, IR3535, oil of lemon...

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Grilling Safety

Posted on Monday, July 22, 2019
By: David Burkhart
Categories: Electrical Safety

Grilling Safety
• Propane and charcoal BBQ grills must only be used outdoors. If used indoors, or in any enclosed spaces such as tents, they pose a fire hazard and a risk of exposing occupants to deadly carbon monoxide poisoning.
• Place the grill a safe distance from lawn games, play areas, and foot traffic. Grills should be positioned at least 10 feet away from siding,...

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Beach & Water Safety

Posted on Saturday, July 20, 2019
By: David Burkhart
Categories: Electrical Safety

Beach & Water Safety While drowning deaths peak among one and two year olds, drownings continue to be the second leading cause of preventable death through age 15.
• 74% of drowning incidents for children younger than 15 between 2015 and 2017 occurred in residential locations.
• Boys younger than 15 die from drowning at twice the rate as girls.
• 351 children...

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Firework Safety Tips

Posted on Monday, July 2, 2018
By: Gillespie Electric, Inc.
Categories: Electrical Safety

Download following PDF : /uploads/FireworksSafetyTips.pdf
According to the National Fire Protection Association:Fireworks start an average of 18,500 fires per year, including 1,300 structure fires, 300 vehicle fires, and 16,900 outside and other fires. These fires caused an average of three deaths, 40 civilian injuries, and an average of $43 million in direct property damage.  In...

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Memorial Day 2018

Posted on Sunday, May 27, 2018
By: David Burkhart
Categories: Electrical Safety

From everyone at Gillespie Electric, Inc., we hope you and your family
have a safe and enjoyable holiday weekend!

To all present and past U.S. servicemen and women, we thank you for your services!


 

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Sensible Summer Safety Measures for Outdoor Electricity & Electronics

Posted on Wednesday, July 27, 2016
By: Gillespie Electric, Inc.
Categories: Residential Electric  |  Electrical Safety

Amp up your summer fun by making sure your outdoor electronics are summer safe!Some of the fondest, most fun-filled memories I have as a child are from the carefree days of summer. No school, no schedule, sleeping in, long days and homemade ice cream. Going to bed exhausted after climbing trees, swinging on ropes, exploring caves, swimming at the lake, sleeping in tents, racing down steep...

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