May is National Electrical Safety Month

Siemens is a proud partner of The Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI), which sponsors National Electrical Safety Month each May to increase public awareness of the electrical hazards around us. The annual event seeks to enlighten the public with educational resources and content that “focus on common hazards including non-safeguarded electrical outlets and lesser-known causes, such as electric shock drowning,” says ESFI President Brett Brenner.

Siemens technology is at work every day to help prevent and protect against electrical fires

Fire protection means checking your smoke detector, but it also means technology that protects family members working in manufacturing plants from arc flash events. It means installing the latest wildfire mitigation systems on electrical lines so that threats don’t become reality. And it means having intelligent, safe circuit breakers in your home to protect against fires caused by faulty wiring.

Construction Market

Power Utilities

Fire prevention for power utilities

In 2015, wildfires burned more than 10 million acres across the U.S., costing people their homes and the country over 2 billion dollars in firefighting. Wildfires can result from many causes including faults on a utility pole that send molten metal to the ground, igniting and leading to wildfires that can harm people and wildlife. Technology installed on a utility pole that contains and mitigates these faults before they become a threat can protect against future wildfires and save billions of dollars in firefighting efforts and personal damage.

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Commercial Buildings

Fire prevention for commercial buildings

Intelligent voice communication systems have been shown to help occupants evacuate three times more quickly over traditional alarm systems. Partnering with Marvel Comics, Siemens will highlight the importance of voice direction for fire safety. The technology is also now required by International Building Code in all K-12 schools, and will be required by mid-size buildings in the near future, including hotels and commercial building spaces under five stories.

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