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NFPA's One stop data shop electrical fires report

Blog Post created by Paula Levesque Employee on May 13, 2014

NFPA’s report on Electrical Fires has statistical information to keep you informed about some types of HomeElectricalFiresFactSheetelectrical failures or malfunctions as a factor contributing to ignition in home structure fires.

  • U.S. fire departments responded to an estimated 47,820 reported home structure fires involving
    electrical failure or malfunctions in 2007-2011.  These fires resulted in $1.48 billion in direct property damage.
  • These estimates are based on data from the U.S. Fire Administration’s (USFA’s) National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) and the National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA’s) annual fire department experience survey.

For more information on NFPA's Electrical Fires report. To learn more about electrical safety in the home . To find out more about NFPA 70 NEC go to  NFPA Codes & Standards Document Information Page.

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