Electrical failures or malfunctions are a leading cause of home fires every year. Older adults (ages 65+) have a higher risk of dying in fires caused by electrical distribution and lighting equipment than the general population. This high-quality 60-second public service announcement provides safety tips to help older adults identify and prevent electrical hazards that can result in a home fire.
This video is part of a new, multi-faceted Home Fire Safety for Older Adults program that has been developed by the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) with funding provided by a FY 2011 Fire Prevention and Safety (FP&S) Grant from the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency.
Be sure to check out the other videos in the series - Home Heating Safety Tips for Older Adults and Cooking Safety Tips for Older Adults. Additional program materials are also available on ESFI's website at www.esfi.org/educators.