Electrical Fire Facts

Kitchen electrical outlet
  • Forty-three people have died in electrical fires in Massachusetts over the past five years (2011-15).
  • Electrical fires are one of the leading causes of fire deaths for people over 65.

Protect Your Home From Electrical Fires

  • For a detailed guide to  protecting your home from electrical fires, read the Department of Fire Services pamphlet:
  • Fire officials recommend having a licensed electrician review your home’s electrical system every ten years. Small upgrades and simple safety checks can prevent larger problems.
  • Consider installing tamper resistant (TR) outlets in homes with small children.

Additional Electrical Fire Safety Information