National Electrical Safety Month is about promoting electrical safety in the home and workplace. Mister Sparky is spreading awareness by providing helpful tips through social media and fielding phone calls to answer any questions regarding electrical safety!
“Each year, electrical failures are the cause of 43,900 home fires, resulting in 438 deaths, 1,430 injuries and $1.47 billion in property damage. While electrical hazards threaten the public at large, certain populations experience risks that are significantly higher than that of the general population. Our youngest and oldest populations are exceptionally vulnerable. Since 1999, an average of 496 children ages 14 and under have died each year due to unintentional fire or burn-related injury. As for the older population, the risk for individuals aged 65 and older dying in a fire is 2.6 times greater than that of the general population, and this risk increases with age. With that in mind, ESFI has developed a multifaceted campaign with valuable safety resources targeting our youngest and oldest populations, as well as up-to-date safety resources for the general public.” -ESFI
The Electrical Safety Foundation International, or ESFI, is a non-profit organization dedicated exclusively to promoting electrical safety in the home, school, and workplace. With their efforts combined with Mister Sparky’s, we can increase electrical safety awareness and reduce electrical fires, fatalities, and property loss. Follow the campaign with us on Facebook, Google+, and join the conversation on Twitter using #NESM.