Winter Storm Electrical Safety

With the severe weather characteristic of winter comes the threat of electrical hazards caused by downed power lines, power outages, and coastal flooding. ESFI is cautioning the public that electrical dangers associated with downed power lines, portable generators, and submerged electrical equipment can still cause injuries and deaths once a snow or ice storm has […]

Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters (GFCI)

Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI) How to Test a GFCI Q & A: Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters (GFCIs) GFCI Virtual Demonstration   Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI) Since the 1970s, ground fault circuit interrupters (GFCIs) have saved thousands of lives and have helped cut the number of home electrocutions in half. GFCIs are electrical safety devices […]

Seasonal Safety

Each season of the year brings with it changes in the weather and our lifestyles. Warmer weather during the spring and summer months coaxes many people outside to participate in activities like swimming, boating, and gardening. The cooler temperatures of fall and winter, on the other hand, encourage many people to cozy up indoors.   […]