PI Plug Coloring Book

Have fun while you learn about electrical safety Thank you very much for your interest in electrical safety. Electricity is a powerful and useful energy source but must be treated with respect. This book is intended to be used with a parent or teacher present to explain basic electrical safety concepts to children. By taking […]

P.I. Plug’s 4 Seasons of Safety Tour

Everyone’s favorite Safety Detective, Private I. Plug, invites you to join him for an exclusive viewing of his 4 Seasons of Safety Tour.  He’s sniffing out dangers and learning about fire and electrical safety during all 4 seasons of the year, and he could definitely use some help.  Enjoy the show! 

4 Seasons of Safety Toolkit

Why 4 Seasons of Safety? Each season has unique fire and electrical dangers that are related to common seasonal activities. By using the many helpful tips, lessons and activities included in this Toolkit periodically throughout the year, you can help your students learn to identify and prevent hazards associated with each of the seasons. Using […]

4 Seasons of Safety Classroom Poster

Each season has unique fire and electrical dangers that are related to common seasonal activities. Display this colorful poster in your classroom as a reminder of the steps everyone can take to stay safe all year long. This poster can be used together with the many helpful tips, lessons and activities included in the 4 […]

Mr. Plug Fun Book: Pre-K: Coloring and Activities (Spanish)

Make learning about electrical safety fun! The Mr. Plug Fun Book for Pre-K uses ESFI’s mascot Mr. Plug as an age appropriate vehicle for delivering electrical safety messages to young children in a meaningful way. The Mr. Plug Fun Book features coloring exercises, activities, and safety quizzes to help parents and educators teach children about […]

ESFI’s Kids Corner

Use the games, videos, and interactive modules featured in this online resource to engage and entertain children as they learn about the dangers of electricity. ESFI’s Kids Corner  

Decorating Safely with Kids

Children are extremely curious, and their curiosity only intensifies during the holidays when homes sparkle with beautiful decorations.  Make their safety a priority when decorating your home this holiday season to ensure that this celebratory time of year does not end in tragedy.   Follow these quick tips from ESFI: Read manufacturer’s instructions and warning […]

Preparing for Young Holiday Visitors

Keep young holiday visitors safe by taking steps to prepare your home before they arrive: If your home is not already “childproofed,” install Tamper Resistant Receptacles or use safety covers on all unused electrical outlets, including those on extension cords. Store breakables, candles, matches, and other potentially dangerous items, such as household and personal care […]

Gifts for Children

Keep these simple safety tips in mind when selecting holiday gifts for children of all ages: Read all manufacturer’s labels for toys or items that will be used by or around children. Check to make sure the child meets the age requirements specified on the label, and determine whether adult supervision is required; plan accordingly.  […]

Childproof Decorating Tips

The holidays are a magical time of year for children, who take pleasure in the bright lights, wonderful treats, and shiny new toys that come with the season.  However, the most cherished traditions of the holiday season can also be hazardous.  The safety of children, a high-risk population for fire deaths and home injuries, must […]

Kids and Cooking Safety

ESFI recommends taking the following safety precautions to ensure that this special time of year does not result in tragedy for young holiday chefs and kitchen helpers: Watch children closely in the kitchen. They must be supervised at all times when an electric or gas stove is within reach.   Never leave the kitchen when […]