GFCI Preventing Electrocution Since 1973
GFCI Preventing Electrocution Since 1973

GFCIs in homes have led to an 80% drop in electrocutions.

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GFCIs Save Lives
GFCIs Save Lives

Do you have all the outlets required by the National Electrical Code installed in your home?

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Your Protection From Electrocution
Your Protection From Electrocution

50% of electrocutions have been prevented by GFCIs

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Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters

Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI)

Since the 1970s, ground fault circuit interrupters (GFCIs) have saved thousands of lives and have helped cut the number of home electrocutions in half.
 
GFCIs are electrical safety devices that trip electrical circuits when they detect ground faults or leakage currents. A person who becomes part of a path for leakage current will be severely shocked or electrocuted. These outlets prevent deadly shock by quickly shutting off power to the circuit if the electricity flowing into the circuit differs by even a slight amount from that returning.
 
A GFCI should be used in any indoor or outdoor area where water may come into contact with electrical products. The National Electrical Code currently requires that GFCIs be used in all kitchens, bathrooms, garages, and outdoors. 

This program is made with the support of NEMA's 5PP section