Some Stories Behind Electrical Shock Injuries: NFPA’s Faces of Fire

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Some Stories Behind Electrical Shock Injuries: NFPA’s Faces of Fire
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Awareness is the First Step

This week is Fire Prevention Week. The National Fire Protection Association, or NFPA®, uses this week out of the year to focus on fire prevention through public messages, free promotional materials, and educational activities for children.

To go along with this public awareness campaign, we would like to share NFPA’s “Faces of Fire.” This project was completed in conjunction with the Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors. The project stresses the importance of electrical safety in the workplace and at home.

The Stories Behind Electrical Shock Injuries

On the Faces of Fire page, you can listen to six stories from survivors of electrical shock. A seventh video features a doctor who works at UCI Health Regional Burn Center and is on the Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors Board.

Be sure to check out this NFPA page to find more resources about electrical safety in the workplace and at home.

One of NFPA’s latest videos is linked below. 

Podcasts from NFPA

Electrical Injuries on the Job and in the Home:  Derek Vigstol talks with ESFI president Brett Brenner and NEC Correlating Committee Chair Larry Ayer.

The Mysteries of Electrical Injuries: Three doctors from the Chicago Electrical Trauma Rehabilitation Institute talk about how electrical shock affects the human body, treatments that are available, and how our understanding of these injuries is evolving.

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