Maine (WABI) Augusta Fire and Rescue encourage folks to use generator safety.
Here are some tips:
1) Make sure your generator is ran outdoors and never in an enclosed space.
2) Never run a portable generator in the rain.
3) Store your generator properly and make sure you have extra gasoline for it.
4) Make sure to avoid electrical hazards.
5) Allow the engine to cool before turning your generator back on again.