The best way to keep our homes safe from electrical hazards is to take good care of appliances and to use all electrical equipment properly. Respect for electricity and the power it provides must occur every day throughout the year.
As part of our Put a Freeze on Winter Fires campaign, NFPA is highlighting the importance of being safe from electrical fire. Thousands of fires in the home annually involve some type of electrical failure or malfunction.
NFPA’s electrical safety tip sheet provides a list of precautions regarding electricity and highlights problems requiring the attention of a qualified electrician.