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Common Fire Code Violations

Extension Cords

The State Fire Code prohibits the use of extension cords as "permanent wiring". Portable power strips that are UL listed (fused & grounded) may be used in applications approved by the device'’s manufacturer. Surge protecting power strips are to be used only on sensitive electronic equipment such as personal computers and their accessories.  Surge protectors and power strips must be plugged directly into a wall outlet.