Be fire smart with electricity in your home

Be fire smart with electricity in your home


[music begins] Be fire smart with electricity in your home. There are approximately 45,000 home electrical fires each year. [electrical panel box appears and lightbulb illuminates] Half of all
home electrical fires involve lighting equipment or home electrical wiring. [night sky moon/stars rising, clock appears with arms moving from 12 p.m. to 8 a.m.] Home electrical fire deaths peak between midnight
and 8 a.m. [calendar flipping from December to March] Peak months for electrical fire deaths are November through March. To PREVENT home electrical fires… [interior home kitchen with electrician] Plug only 1 heat-producing appliance directly into a wall outlet at a time. [electrician moves to living room] Never use an extension cord with a
heat-producing appliance. Extension cords should only be used temporarily. Install additional wall outlets where you need them. For more information about electrical fire safety, visit www.usfa.fema.gov and www.nfpa.org/public-education.

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