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According to the National Fire Protection Association, electrical malfunctions or failures accounted for 13% of home structure fires in 2012-2016 and were the second leading cause of U.S. home fires. Fires involving electrical malfunctions or failures accounted for the highest share of direct property damage and civilian deaths. Approximately two of five fires involving electrical malfunction or failure occurred from November through February. In nearly three of five home fires involving an electrical malfunction or failure, arcing was the heat source. Similar to ESFI’s efforts in preventing electrocutions and childhood shocks and burns, ESFI seeks to educate the public on fire preventing electrical technologies required by the National Electrical Code.
ESFI is a proud supporter of the National Fire Protection Association’s Fire Prevention Week. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)’s theme for Fire Prevention Week 2019, "Not Every Hero Wears a Cape. Plan and Practice Your Escape!" reinforces the need for everyone to have an escape plan. From October 6-12, 2019, NFPA leads the charge for home fire safety, and the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) provides resources to take proactive measures to prevent home electrical fires.
We encourage you to use our free Fire Prevention resources, including our infographics to increase fire and electrical safety awareness in your family, community, workplace, or school.