NFPA Introduces Electrical Safety Toolkit, Dan Doofus

As part of National Electrical Safety Month, the National Fire Protection Association debuted a collection of educational resource materials for area fire departments on electrical safety. The "Keeping Your Community Safe and Energized" toolkit includes an entertaining public service announcement video that features newly created animated character Dan Doofus.

"You could say that electricity practically runs our lives when you think of all the modern day necessities that need it, yet most people are unaware that electrical problems are factors in nearly 150 home fires each day," said Lorraine Carli, NFPA vice president of communications. "Electricity is a leading cause of home fires, but there are things that people can do to avoid these fires. The information in this toolkit can help individuals learn how to protect themselves and their property."

According to NFPA's newly released report on electrical fires, electrical failures or malfunctions result in an average of 53,600 home fires each year. These fires cause more than 500 deaths, injure 1,400 people, and account for $1.4 billion in property damage.

A copy of the resource toolkit in CD format was distributed to 30,000 fire departments nationwide and materials are available at no cost at NFPA's Web site at www.nfpa.org/safeandenergized. Printable materials in the toolkit include facts and figures on electrical fires, handouts, public service print ads, a 60-second PSA starring Dan Doofus that is suitable for all ages, and a variety of other communications tools.

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