Want to have your local government issue a proclamation for electrical safety month? Send them this sample proclamation.
WHEREAS, hundreds of people die and thousands are injured each year in the United States as a result of electrically-related incidents; and
WHEREAS, property damage resulting from home fires caused by electrical failure or malfunction amounts to more than $1.4 billion annually; and
WHEREAS, more than six people are electrocuted each week in the United States; and
WHEREAS, citizens are advised to protect their homes and families with the latest safety technology, such as ground fault circuit interrupters, arc fault circuit interrupters and tamper resistant receptacles; and
WHEREAS, citizens are urged to install, test and properly maintain an adequate number of smoke alarms; and
WHEREAS, the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) is dedicated exclusively to promoting electrical safety in the home, school and workplace through education, awareness and advocacy:
NOW, THEREFORE, I, [NAME], [TITLE] of [CITY,STATE], do hereby proclaim the month of May 2016, as Electrical Safety Month in the [CITY,STATE] and encourage all citizens to observe the importance of establishing and practicing electrical safety habits in the home, school and workplace to reduce the number of electrically-related fires, injuries and deaths.