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Report: NFPA's "Non-Fire Electrical Rescue Incidents Reported to Fire Departments in 2003"
Author: Jennifer D. Flynn
Issued: August 2007

A summary of non-fire electrical rescue incidents reported in 2003, by month, by time of day and by type of occupancy.


In 2003, municipal fire departments responded to an estimated 2,800 electrical rescue incidents, excluding incidents where fire was present and 8% of these incidents took place at noon. Thirty-five percent of non-fire electrical rescue incidents took place in the home.