!http://nfpa.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8351b9f3453ef01a73db8c944970d-800wi|border=0|src=http://nfpa.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8351b9f3453ef01a73db8c944970d-800wi|alt=Safeandenergized|style=margin: 0px 0px 5px 5px;|title=Safeandenergized|class=asset asset-image at-xid-6a00d8351b9f3453ef01a73db8c944970d img-responsive!May is National Electrical Safety Month, an annual campaign headed by the Electrical Safety Foundation International to educate people about reducing the number of electrically-related fires, fatalities, injuries, and property loss. NFPA statistics shows that U.S. fire departments responded to an estimated annual average of 47,820 home structure fires involving electrical failure or malfunction in 2007-2011, which resulted in 455 deaths and 1,518 injuries.
!http://inside.nfpa.org/Slideshow/PauleyPresident.jpg|src=http://inside.nfpa.org/Slideshow/PauleyPresident.jpg|alt=Pauley|align=left|title=2013|hspace=15! NFPA names new president _______________ Jim Pauley, senior vice president of External Affairs and Government Relations for Schneider Electric, will succeed Jim Shannon on July 1.
!http://inside.nfpa.org/Slideshow/APR14eblurb.jpg|src=http://inside.nfpa.org/Slideshow/APR14eblurb.jpg|alt=e-blurb|align=left|title=e-blurb|hspace=15! Read the latest issue of E-blurb _______________ This issue includes: Want to win a $50 gift card?; Eating worms in China; NFPA staff on local news
!http://inside.nfpa.org/Image%20Library/NationalAnthem.jpg|src=http://inside.nfpa.org/Image%20Library/NationalAnthem.jpg|alt=storming|align=left|title=storming|hspace=15! Cast your vote! _______________ Choose your favorite rendition of the "The Star-Spangled Banner" to help select this year's National Anthem singer(s) at the Conference & Expo
!http://inside.nfpa.org/Slideshow/OutdoorElectrical.jpg|src=http://inside.nfpa.org/Slideshow/OutdoorElectrical.jpg|alt=outdoor electrical|align=left|title=outdoor electrical|hspace=15! Outdoor electrical safety _______________ Outdoor lighting, electric tools, and power lines to our home, all need to be handled with care.
!http://inside.nfpa.org/Slideshow/Snow.jpg|src=http://inside.nfpa.org/Slideshow/Snow.jpg|alt=snow|align=left|title=snow|hspace=15! We're done with the snow, right? _______________ The storm on March 8 certainly threw everyone for a loop. Here, the warehouse guys in Avon help push a delivery van that got stuck in the Avon parking lot.
!http://inside.nfpa.org/Slideshow/grilling.jpg|src=http://inside.nfpa.org/Slideshow/grilling.jpg|alt=Safety safety|align=left|title=Grilling safety|hspace=15! It's grilling season! _______________ What's better than food on the grill? Enjoy the summer, but be safe. Check out NFPA's grilling fact sheet.
In addition to NFPA’s general electrical safety information, safety tip sheet, and videos, the online electrical toolkit provides support materials to help fire departments conduct successful electrical safety campaigns in their communities. Departments can gather more tools for fire safety presentations from Safety Source, the Public Education newsletter and the 10-minute mini lesson template.