Have flashlights, battery powered lighting, such as “battery operated” candles, and extra batteries ready in case of a power outage.
The and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recommend regular candles not be used during power outages.
According to the National Fire Protection Association, on average, a candle fire in the home is reported to a U.S. fire department every 30 minutes.
What is a battery operated candle?
A battery operated, or “flameless” candle is a safe alternative to a regular candle.
- Looks and feels like a regular candle.
- Illuminates like a regular candle. Some flicker like regular candles.
- Does not contain a flame.
- Battery operated.
- Can be purchased most everywhere regular candles are sold.
For additional information, you may wish to visit the following websites:
Facts and Statistics regarding candle related fires.
What to do before, during, and after a power outage.
Questions regarding safely lighting your way during a power outage and flameless candles can be directed to our Public Education Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 414-228-0292.