Statistics from the National Fire Protection Association indicate an estimated annual average of almost 51,000 home fires involving electrical failure or malfunction in 2011. These fires claim almost 500 lives, injure more than 1,400 people, and result in $1.3 billion in property damage each year. Electrical fires are not the only cause for concern.
Statistics from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission show that nearly 400 people are electrocuted in the United States each year. Fortunately, most electrical fires and incidents can be prevented. Electrical safety awareness and education among members, families, employees and communities will prevent electrical fires, injuries, fatalities, and property loss.
Keeping your family safe begins at home. Please review the following electrical safety resources for each room in your house:
Additional Safety tips: