Friday, February 26

Focus on Fire Safety: Appliance Fires

You are subscribed to the U.S. Fire Administration Focus on Fire Safety e-mail list

Please reply to this message if you are experiencing technical difficulty. For all other inquiries, please Contact USFA.

You are subscribed to Focus on Fire Safety from the U.S. Fire Administration. This information has recently been updated and is now available.

Focus on Fire Safety: Appliance Fires

Most homes have a multitude of electrical appliances ranging from small kitchen items such as toasters and microwaves to major appliances including clothes dryers and dish­washers. While appliances make our lives much easier, they also pose significant risks…including fire…if not maintained properly.

Appliances cause an esti­mated 9,600 residential building fires each year. Appliance fire safety is a matter of keeping your appliances in good working order, as well as using them as they were intended. The average homeowner has several thousand dollars invested in appli­ances. To protect your investment and to avoid the potential risk of fire, find out what to check for to ensure your appliances don’t put you or your family at risk.

Learn More about Appliance Fire Safety »

The United States Fire Administration recommends everyone should have a comprehensive fire protection plan that includes smoke alarms, residential sprinklers, and practicing a home fire escape plan.

Follow USFA updates on Twitter

Update your subscriptions, modify your password or e-mail address, or stop subscriptions at any time on your Subscriber Preferences Page. You will need to use your e-mail address to log in. If you have questions or problems with the subscription service, please contact

This service is provided to you at no charge by the U.S. Fire Administration.

Privacy Policy | GovDelivery is providing this information on behalf of U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and may not use the information for any other purposes.

Bookmark and Share

U.S. Fire Administration · U.S. Department of Homeland Security · Emmitsburg, MD 21727 · (301) 447-1000