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Social media toolkit Electrical and appliance fire safety

How to use this toolkit

The toolkit contains content that you can share on Twitter, Facebook and other social media channels to increase awareness about electrical and appliance fire safety. You can copy this content or customize it to reach your audience.

Messages to share

Include these key messages about electrical and appliance fire safety when creating content for social media posts.

Over half of all home electrical fires involve lighting equipment or home electrical wiring.
  • Plug only one heat-producing appliance (such as a coffee maker, space heater, or microwave) directly into a wall outlet at a time.
  • Extension cords should only be used temporarily. Have an electrician install additional wall outlets where you need them.
  • Never use an extension cord with a heat-producing appliance.
  • Don’t overload extension cords or wall outlets.
  • Check your electrical cords. If they are cracked or damaged, replace them. Don’t try to repair them.
  • Use light bulbs that match the recommended wattage on the lamp or fixture.
  • Electrical work should only be done by a qualified electrician.


Social cards

Use the cards below by themselves or include supporting content with them to reinforce the messages.


Electrical Fire Safety in the Home (30 seconds)

Be Fire Smart with Electricity in Your Home (70 seconds)

Public domain images

Images can visually reinforce the messages you want to reach your audience with in your social media posts. Use our public domain images to help increase awareness about electrical and appliance fire safety.

damaged electrical cords in a garbage can
cleaning the lint filter in a clothes dryer
fully loaded power strip

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More outreach materials

Visit our electrical page for links to customizable handouts that you can recommend to community organizations that want to promote fire safety.