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.
Be Fire Smart with Electricity in Your Home (70 seconds)
Public domain photos
Photos can visually reinforce the messages you want to reach your audience with in your social media posts. Use our public domain photos to help increase awareness about electrical and appliance fire safety.