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May is National Electrical Safety Month, introduced to the public in the mid-1990s by the Electrical Safety Foundation International to bring awareness to home electrical safety for families.

Home electrical fires can start in wiring, electrical distribution systems, and lighting equipment, as well as any equipment powered by electricity, such as cooking, heating, office and entertainment equipment, washers, and dryers.

NFPA has championed National Electrical Safety Month with ESFI by promoting safety activities throughout the month that can be used by safety advocates, educators and consumers. During the next several weeks I’ll be sharing videos, infographics, and tip sheets from both organizations designed to help prevent these types of fires.


Each year, Earth Day (April 22) marks the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement in the 1970s. Now, more than 5,000 environmental groups in more than 180 countries reach out to hundreds of millions of people in a show of support for environmental protection. Children can do their part to protect their environment with the help of Sparky the Fire Dog® and his Earth Smarts checklist. By checking off everything on the list, children can protect animals, trees, plants, and their home.

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