Electrical failures or malfunctions are a leading cause of home fires every year. Older adults (ages 65+) have a higher risk of dying in fires caused by electrical distribution and lighting equipment than the general population. This high-quality 60-second public service announcement provides safety tips to help older adults identify and prevent electrical hazards that can result in a home fire.

These program resources were developed with funds provided by a FY 2011 Fire Prevention and Safety (FP&S) grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency as part of a multi-generational fire safety awareness campaign, which encourages family members of all ages to work together to identify and correct potential home fire hazards.