Fire Prevention Week 2015 – Bedroom Safety

Fire Prevention Week, sponsored by the National Fire Protection Association, is October 4-10, 2015 with the theme “Hear the Beep Where you Sleep” to remind you that every bedroom needs a working smoke alarm. In addition to functioning smoke alarms, there are many safe practices that can help prevent fires and promote electrical safety through your […]

Fire Prevention Week 2015 – Garage / Utility Room Safety

Fire Prevention Week, sponsored by the National Fire Protection Association, is October 4-10, 2015 with the theme “Hear the Beep Where you Sleep” to remind you that every bedroom needs a working smoke alarm. In addition to functioning smoke alarms, there are many safe practices that can help prevent fires and promote electrical safety through your […]

Fire Prevention Week 2015 – Living Room Safety

Fire Prevention Week, sponsored by the National Fire Protection Association, is October 4-10, 2015 with the theme “Hear the Beep Where you Sleep” to remind you that every bedroom needs a working smoke alarm. In addition to functioning smoke alarms, there are many safe practices that can help prevent fires and promote electrical safety through your […]

Home Electrical Fires

Facts and Statistics Home electrical fires account for an estimated 51,000 fires each year, nearly than 500 deaths, more than 1,400 injuries, and $1.3 billion in property damage. Electrical distribution systems are the third leading cause of home structure fires. Each year in the United States, arcing faults are responsible for starting more than 28,000 […]

Be Smart About Fire and Electrical Safety Classroom Toolkit – Part II

Part II of the Be Smart About Fire and Electrical Safety toolkit includes Student Fire and Electrical Safety at Home Exercise for Families ESFI Fire and Electrical Safety Contest Details Interview with P.I. Plug Activity Electrical Safety Diminish Puzzle Activity Answer Key – Electrical Safety Diminish Puzzle Supplemental Student Activity: Safe or Not Safe Supplemental […]

Be Smart About Fire and Electrical Safety Classroom Toolkit – Part I

Many people are unaware of the risks fire and electrical hazards post to children and their families. Did you know? In 2011, U.S. fire departments responded to a fire every 23 seconds. Children and older adults are severely affected by fire and electrical safety hazards. How this classroom toolkit can help Requires minimum advance preparation […]

Be Smart About Fire and Electrical Safety – A Classroom Program for Grades 3-5

ESFI utilized funds provided by a 2011 Fire Prevention and Safety (FP&S) Grant from the Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency to develop this dynamic, new fire prevention and electrical safety awareness program.  Program materials, starring ESFI’s quirky Private I. Plug mascot, deliver critical electrical and fire safety information to elementary school children […]

Fire Prevention Week 2014: Be Proactive, Save Lives

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)’s theme for Fire Prevention Week 2014, “Smoke Alarms Save Lives: Test Yours Every Month,” encourages the public to make sure their smoke alarms are in working order.  From October 5-11, 2014, the NFPA leads the charge for home fire safety and the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) provides resources […]