Electrical Fire Safety

In 2015 through 2019, electrical fires cause 430 deaths and 1,070 injuries. Don’t be shocked about fire safety. Use the tips and resources below to learn about electrical fire safety.

Electrical Fire Safety Tips

  • Have electrical work done by a licensed electrician.
  • Plug major appliances directly into a wall outlet. Do not use extension cords for major appliances.
  • Avoid running electrical cords across doorways, under carpets, and through walls and ceilings.
  • Extension cords are only meant for temporary use. Do not use extension cords for long term use.
  • Do not use electrical equipment with, spliced, tampered, or damaged wiring
  • Keep electrical tools away from children.
  • Use child safety protectors for electrical outlets around children.



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