Fire Risk in Oakland neighborhoods; Piedmont, Grand
Lake, Montclair, and Trestle
A local Bay Area Master Electrician related to NBC News how
frightened he is every time he sees a Federal Pacific breaker.
Many fires from faulty circuit breakers occur in
Oakland neighborhoods like Piedmont, Grand Lake,
Montclair, and Trestle Glen.
Protect Your Home Federal Pacific Electric Company was
one of the most common manufacturers of circuit breaker
panels in North America from the 1950s to the 1980s.
Federal Pacific circuit breakers are
in millions of homes nationwide,
including thousands of bay area
A circuit breaker is a safety device that
stops the flow of electricity when there is
an excessive demand or short circuit,
but only if they are working correctly.
The result can be an overheated breaker that starts a fire in
the surrounding area.
" Dr. Jesse Aronstein
spent over 20 years investigating and
testifying about Federal Pacific
An FPE circuit breaker panel may operate correctly for years, but
just one over-current or short circuit can lead to overheating and a
What can you do if you think you have
Federal Pacific Electric's breakers in
your Oakland home? Be aware of
safety procedures for your Bay Area
The best thing you can do to protect your
family from fire and possible death due to
Federal Pacific breakers and other deflective
electrical units is to have your home thoroughly
inspected by a licensed electrical contractor.
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