Smoke Alarms Save Lives

According to the National Fire Protection Association, an average of 1,450 fire deaths occur every year in homes with missing or non-functioning smoke alarms. 2/3 fire deaths occur in homes with missing or non-functioning smoke alarms Install Smoke Alarms In: Every bedroom Outside each sleeping area On every level of your home, including basement On […]

Smoke Alarm and CO Detector Public Service Announcement

Smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors save lives, but many people live in homes without them. Hundreds of people, especially seniors, die from unintentional exposure to carbon monoxide, and thousands more die in house fires where there are no working smoke alarms. ESFI created this PSA to ensure that at-risk populations are aware of the […]

In The Right Light – Decorate Your Home Safely During The Holidays

According to the National Fire Protection Association, 860 home fires caused by holiday decorations occur each year. An additional 210 home fires are caused by Christmas trees per year. Follow these steps to ensure you decorate your home safely during the winter holidays. Make sure all extension cords and electrical decorations are marked for proper use Outdoor […]

Set The Table For Safety – Holiday Cooking Safety

Whether testing out a new dish or whipping up a family classic, there’s one recipe that should also be included on the menu this holiday season: Safety. Follow this “Recipe for Kitchen Safety” and help this year’s festivities create memories instead of danger. Ingredients for Safety Functioning Smoke Alarms Functioning Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters Vigilance Kitchen Timer […]

Not all Imposters are Easy to Spot: Avoid Counterfeit Electronics

The saying, “If it’s too good to be true, it usually is.” should come to mind when you find electrical products that are far below competitor prices.  But electrical products are uniquely hazardous when impersonated.  They have not undergone testing by an independent laboratory, likely do not comply with industry safety requirements, and since its […]

Holiday Fire Prevention: It’s the Gift That Keeps on Giving

Between 2009-2013, U.S. fire departments responded to an annual average of 860 home structure fires that began with holiday decorations and an additional 210 home structure fires that began with Christmas trees according to the National Fire Protection Association. Keep decorations or any other flammable items at least 3 ft away from open flame and heat sources. […]

Holiday Fire Safety Tips

The winter holiday season is traditionally a festive and eventful time of year. Celebrations, family gatherings and visits from house guests traditionally increase in number during the season. Unfortunately, statistics show that incidents of home fires and electrical accidents typically increase during winter months. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), 30 percent of […]

Halloween Safety

It’s Not a Trick.  Treat Yourself to Safety Curiosity leads to many things, not all of them safe.  Protect children by installing Tamper Resistant Receptacles in your home.  This permanent, cost-effective solution prevents injuries and deaths caused by the insertion of foreign objects into outlets. Avoid using dried flowers, corn stalks or hay in your festive decorations. […]

Are Your Halloween Traditions a Trick or a Treat?

Are your Halloween traditions a trick or a treat?  Our illustrated tip sheet will let you know if real danger is lurking in your Halloween décor  Trick: Costumes can catch fire! Avoid costumes with billowing or long trailing fabric. If you are making your own costumes, choose fire-resistant materials.  Never use electrical products outdoors that […]

Children and Holiday Safety Video Public Service Announcement (PSA)

The holidays are a magical time of year for children. Yet, this season is also a time when many children experience preventable injuries. Illuminated decorations and gifts are staples of the holiday season, but can also be hazards if simple precautions aren’t taken. Help your family “play it safe” throughout the holiday season by following […]