GFCIs (Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters) have been required in certain locations since 1970. At first, they were originally required for outdoor spaces and around swimming pools. Over time, the requirement spread to all areas that are subject to water such as kitchens, bathrooms, boat docks, crawl spaces, and even construction areas.
It was the middle of the night in the summer of 2006 when a fire broke out in a home with parents and three children were asleep in their beds in New Hampshire. Although there were smoke alarms in the home, the smoke alarms didn’t go off until it was too late.
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