Generator Safety Concerns Video

Eric Evans
Emergency Management Specialist
Fire and Rescue Training Institute

Editor’s note
The information presented in the video below is still relevant for generator safety concerns, though it refers to a previously declared State of Emergency.

When the power goes out people need to be careful about how they try to stay warm. Gasoline-powered generators can help restore some power to homes, but if used incorrectly the generators can be deadly. Carbon monoxide can kill people in minutes.


  • Carbon monoxide poisoning
  • Disaster plan
  • Emergency electricity
  • Emergency heating
  • Emergency preparedness
  • Generator safety
  • Severe weather
  • Standby power generator
  • Winter weather