Arc Fault Breaker Safety

AFCIs In The News

     Media Coverage:

Aging Adults, Aging Wiring - A visit to a retirement community illustrates a safety hazard for seniors - (NFPA Journal – June 2015)
What’s new about AFCIs in the 2014 NEC? - (IAEI Magazine – April 2015)
Maryland Fire Ignites New Call for Electrical Safety - Reducing the number of electrical fires in homes is a national priority that requires multiple industries working together - (Builder Magazine - Feb. 2015)
Arc Fault Circuit Interrupters Detect and Mitigate Effects of Arcing Faults - (Power Electronics – February 12, 2015)

Relaxing Electrical Codes is Safety Risk - (Lansing State Journal – November 2014)

AFCI Circuit Breakers Among Technologies Contributing to Drop in Residential Electrical Fires - Electrical Contractor Magazine (October 2013)

NC Gov Perdue wants no delay in buliding code rules - MyFox8 (September 2009)
NC Gov wants fire switch in building code_ClaimsJournal com - (September 2009)
NC will require electronic breakers in new houses_CharlotteObserver com - (September 2009)
NC will require electronic breakers in new houses - (September 2009)
NC's Perdue pushes for rules on anti-fire circuits - Eyewitness News (September 2009)
New rule sparks debate - Richmond County Daily Journal (September 2009)
Perdue favors requiring anti-fire circuits - NewsObserver (September 2009)
Perdue pushes for rules on anti-fire circuits - News 13 at noon (September 2009)
Perdue pushes for rules on anti-fire circuits - Winston-Salem Journal (September 2009)
Protect Your Home from Electrical Fires - (November 2009)
State will require electronic breakers all through houses - NewsObserver (September 2009)
Tougher safety rules to stay for new homes in NC - News14Carolina (September 2009)
Building Code Council upholds circuit-breaker rule - WRAL (September 2009)
Council keeps circuit breakers - NewsObserver (September 2009)
ESFI applauds gov perdue's commitment to electrical fire safety - MarketWatch (September 2009)
Governor Perdue pushes for new building code - (September 2009)
NC Gov Perdue wants no delay in building code rules - (August 2009)
NEMA: AFCI Acceptance Spreading, but Indiana Still Lagging Behind ?Housing Zone (July 2009)
Circuit breaker vote is put off until September - The News & Observer (June 2009)
Circuit breakers rule may bend - The News & Observer (June 2009)
Don't pull the plug on a fire-safety gain - The News & Observer (June 2009)
Faults and Fires - The News & Observer (June 2009)
What is the Price of Safety? ?Indianapolis Star (May 2009)
Reversal of State Ruling May Prevent Home Fires ?Indianapolis Star (May 2009)
Breakers Get New Standard ?Columbus Dispatch (January 2009)
Fire Safety Discussed in Raleigh County ?WVNS-TV (April 2009)
Fire safety issue of public hearing Friday in Beckley ?The Register Herald (April 2009)
Wisconsin Playing with Fire - WTMJ-TV (March 2009)

Builders Fight New Circuit Breaker Rule ?Raleigh News & Observer (December 2008)
Building Code Panel Shouldn’t Back Down ?Charlotte Observer (December 2008)
Faulty Act by Building Council ?News-Record (December 2008)
Give Us a Break ?Raleigh News & Observer (December 2008)
Protest Panned, Safety Slammed ?Fayetteville Observer (December 2008)
Fire Chiefs ?New building code will save homes, lives ?WRAL-TV (December 2008)
Fire Officials Want Circuit Breakers in New Homes ?International Fire Fighting News (December 2008)
AFCI article sparks reader debate - EC&M (January 2008)
Could An Arc Fault Circuit Interrupter Have Prevented This Fire - Burn Survivors Support Blog (February 2008)
Expanding Home Safety with AFCIs - IAEI News (Jan-Feb 2008)
Fighting for safe homes - The Plain Dealer_Everything Cleveland (February 2008)
Fire orgs seek enhanced building code requirements - SalemNews (January 2008)
Groups at odds over new circuit code - Columbus Dispatch (March 2008)
Homebuilders want ohio officials to set aside new electrical code requiring arc fault breakers - (February 2008)
New Arc-Fault Breakers to be Required in 2009 - ?The Columbus Dispatch (July 2008)
Ohioans had input in new circuit code - Columbus Dispatch (April 2008)
Understanding the Combination AFCI Expansion in NEC-2008 - AFCI (Jan-Feb 2008)

AFCI Circuit Breakers Valuable safeguard - CSEMag (November 2007)
AFCIs Increase Safety from Fires - Electrical Contractor (June 2007)
AFCIs to the Rescue - Professional Builder (December 2007)
AFCI SIDELIGHT We interrupt this circuit - EWWeb (September 2007)
AFCI Web site - EC&M (May 2007)
Arc-detecting Circuit Breakers Will See Wider Use - Electronic Design (June 2007)
Arc fault_your questions answered - EC&M (November 2007)
Arc-fault circuit interrupters spark controversy - (August 2007)
Could An Arc Fault Circuit Interrupter Have Prevented This Fire
EC&M_NEMA (July 2007)
Expanded AFCI Requirements Spark Controversey - JLC Online (September 2007)
Expanding Home Safety with AFCIs - IAEI News (Jan-Feb 2007)
Eye on Safety_NEMA publishes white paper - EC&M ElectrialZone (June 2007)
Full circuit - Big builder online (July 2007)
Letter to the editor - Journal of Light Construction (November 2007)
NEC Digest (August 2007)
NEMA educates about home fires - Residential Systems (June 2007)
Nema launches safety website - (June 2007)
New circuit interrupters prevent electrical fires - Appleton Post Crescent (June 2007)
New home safety measure - Professional Remodeler (June 2007)
Parden the interruption - The Daily Reporter (December 2007)
Preventing shocks and electrical fires - NY Times (November 2007)
Sidelight: We Interrupt This Circuit - Electrical Wholesaling (September 2007) 
Web Site Highlights AFCI Safety - Electrical Wholesaling (July 2007)
Web site prevents juiced newtons - (June 2007)