The Filter – May 2022

Safety Doesn't Have to be Shocking

Access to electricity is vital. It helps keep our food safe, allows us to do homework after dark and connects us to each other.

While we need electricity to function in today’s society, it poses inherent dangers. That is why we’re glad in May to offer some quick safety tips during National Electrical Safety Month:

  • Do not overload extension cords or power strips. This could cause electricity to shut off or start a fire.
  • Avoid putting extension cords under rugs, carpet, doors, and windows. Not only is this a fire hazard, but it is also a tripping hazard.
  • Keep appliances and electronics away from water.
  • Replace damaged cords. They can cause a shock or start a fire.
  • Keep ladders away from overhead power lines.
  • For more tips, visit the National Fire Prevention Association website,, or the Electrical Safety Foundation International website.

Instagram Challenge

Show us how you stay safe! Snap a selfie of you with your family’s emergency kit and tag Wiregrass Electric Cooperative (@wiregrasselectric) in the photo. At the end of the month, we’ll have a drawing for a Visa gift card worth $25!

Have a Great Summer

With area schools letting out this month for many, we wish you all a great, happy and safe summer!