Safety

March
05,
2021
| 16:22 PM America/New_York
Just as your vehicle needs regular checkups to operate properly, so does your home’s electrical system.Electrical fires are a serious risk to your home. By checking switches, outlets, cords, appliances and the electrical panel, you’re reducing the
February
22,
2021
| 15:05 PM America/New_York
Considering your options for home security? When it comes to protecting your home, EMC Security offers some questions to ask as you evaluate your options.Is the System Professionally Monitored? With round-the-clock monitoring, if there's an
January
14,
2021
| 08:32 AM America/New_York
Electrical failures and malfunctions are the most common causes of electrical fires. You can check your home’s electrical system to spot potential safety hazards.Electrical OutletsFaulty electrical outlets are a leading cause of home fires. As
November
23,
2020
| 09:16 AM America/New_York
For the holidays, you may be purchasing more items online to give to friends and family. Installing a doorbell camera is one way to potentially deter “porch pirates” from taking those packages that arrive at your home.A doorbell camera records all
October
23,
2020
| 11:35 AM America/New_York
If you had a fire at your home, would your family members know how to escape safely? The National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA) recommends families make a home fire escape plan incase there’s a fire in their home. In October, NFPA
July
14,
2020
| 08:09 AM America/New_York
If you receive a call, email or text demanding an immediate payment of your electric bill, be careful – it could be a scam. Scammers often use a time of crisis, such as the recent response to the COVID-19 pandemic, as a way to scam consumers. The
June
12,
2020
| 14:35 PM America/New_York
Hurricane season is officially here. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) predicts a 60% chance for an above-normal hurricane season this year, which means severe storms are more likely to occur.   The threat of hurricanes
March
30,
2020
| 16:56 PM America/New_York
Jackson EMC is advising people who receive unexpected checks in the mail from the cooperative to be cautious of a potential scam. The cooperative has recently received reports of criminals sending fake checks that appear to come from Jackson EMC
March
10,
2020
| 10:00 AM America/New_York
Lightning strikes can happen any time there’s a storm. Electrical surges from lightning or power surges can damage or destroy household appliances and equipment. Jackson EMC offers surge protection to members to help protect against surges that
March
10,
2020
| 08:50 AM America/New_York
When you see a utility vehicle parked on the side of the road working in an official capacity, you can help keep line crews safe by moving over a lane or slowing down and being prepared to stop. Georgia is one of many states that requires
February
17,
2020
| 09:28 AM America/New_York
Severe weather can happen any time of year. When severe weather hits, it’s important to have basic supplies ready in the event of extended power outages. During and after dangerous weather – such as winter storms, a tornado or a summer downpour –