Popular video encourages homeowners to “get grounded” in the basics of electrical fire safety

Blog Post created by lisamariesinatra Employee on Feb 23, 2017

Flipping a light switch. Hitting the button on a coffeemaker. Charging a laptop computer. Plugging in that portable space heater (now that we're in the thick of winter)! These daily activities are second nature for most of us. Electricity sure makes the world go round but used in the wrong way, it can also be very dangerous.

As part of our Put a Freeze on Winter Fires campaign, NFPA is keen on highlighting the importance of electrical fire safety. According to statistics, there are thousands of electrical fires each year and in case you didn't know, they’re one of the leading causes of home fires in the U.S. So what can we all do to keep ourselves and our homes safer?

We invite you to watch one of NFPA's most popular videos, “A Shocking Revelation,” that features our beloved character, Dan Doofus. Follow along as Dan learns from his mistakes and forges a new path for safer electrical practices in his home. And he invites you to do the same!


Learn more about the Put a Freeze campaign and how to prevent electrical fires at Additional resources including checklists, tip sheets and more can be found on NFPA’s electrical fire safety webpage.