Electricity is a vital resource that we all depend on daily. When not properly and safely used, however, the consequences can be dangerous and deadly. Each year improper energy use and electrical problems cause nearly 52,000 home fires, resulting in 450 deaths, 1,640 injuries and $1.2 billion in property damage, according to the national Fire Protection Association. Nearly 400 people in the united states are electrocuted each year.
How can you keep you and your family safe from these dangers? Click the links below for more information about the power of electricity and ways to use it safely.
Electrical Hazards in Your Home
What to look for in your home that could harm you and your family
Electrical Safety During Disasters
By practicing electrical safety precautions during disasters, you can help prevent injuries and property damage
The Power of Electricty
Learn how powerful electricity is and how important it is to never underestimate it