Fire Prevention Week 2020
Fire Prevention Week 2020

NFPA's Fire Prevention Week runs October 4-10. Learn how to prevent fires with AFCIs and stay safe while cooking.

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Home Cooking Fire Prevention Tips
Home Cooking Fire Prevention Tips

Keep your family and home safe with these cooking tips.

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Smoke Alarms Save Lives
Smoke Alarms Save Lives

2/3 fire deaths occur in homes with missing or non-functioning smoke alarms

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Home Heating Fire Prevention
Home Heating Fire Prevention

Heating equipment caused 56,000 home fires between 2009 - 2013

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Set the Table for Safety
Set the Table for Safety

Follow ESFI's "Recipe for Kitchen Safety" to help create memories instead of danger while cooking.

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Fire Prevention Week 2019
Fire Prevention Week 2019

Not All Heroes Wear Capes. Learn About Emergency Disconnects.

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Fire Prevention Week 2018
Fire Prevention Week 2018

Look. Listen. Learn. Be aware. Fire can happen anywhere.

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Fire Prevention Week 2017
Fire Prevention Week 2017

Every Second Counts. Plan 2 Ways Out

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Fire Prevention Week 2016
Fire Prevention Week 2016

Remember: Don’t Wait – Check the Date! Replace Smoke Alarms Every 10 Years.

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Fire Prevention

According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), electrical malfunctions or failures accounted for 13% of home structure fires from 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 malfunctions or failures 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 NFPA’s Fire Prevention Week. The theme for Fire Prevention Week 2020, "Serve Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen," reinforces the need to practice vigilance while cooking. From October 4-10 2020, NFPA leads the charge for home fire safety, and 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.