Prepare for and prevent electrical fires

Technology can save lives

Posted on Oct 04 2020 in Marshall County REMC
Photo of house on fire

Are these installed in your home?

Arc fault circuit interrupter (AFCI) – a circuit breaker that recognizes dangerous conditions not detected by standard circuit breakers and immediately shuts off power to the circuit. 

Ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) – an outlet that interrupts the flow of electricity when it detects that the current is flowing along an unintended path.

Tamper resistant receptacle (TRR) – an outlet equipped with spring-loaded shutter covers on the outlet openings. Electricity is only allowed to flow when equal pressure is applied simultaneously to both shutters, which occurs when a plug is inserted. Electricity will not flow, for example, when a child inserts an object into only one side of the outlet.