1450 McKinstry St, Suite 5, Detroit, MI 48209

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Electric City, Inc

Providing Free Electrical Fire Hazard Renovations and Repairs for Those Who Need It Most

Pilot Project

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Programs

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Our Mission & Vision

Electric City, Inc., a 501c3 organization, provides free to low cost safe, major electrical...Learn More

Statistics

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About Us

Electric City, Inc. was founded in January 2015 to address the severe electrical fire risks that disabled Veterans, senior citizens, the economically challenged, and disabled homeowners of Michigan face. Working at the intersection of human needs, community partnerships and innovation, Electric City pioneered a unique approach to ensuring the electrical safety of those who need it most. Rather than our clients living in fear of electrical fires and not knowing where to turn, our program will reach out to them if their circumstances meet our program requirements.

Did you know...

There were over 3,000 homes in Michigan that had a fire of ELECTRICAL ORIGIN ALONE between 2010-2015, and property damages costing over $58 million...

Faulty wiring

from the electrical distribution including service entrance cable, meter can, and panel board to electrical outlets account for almost half of these fires, and electrical fire losses and fire death are significantly higher than in non-electrical fires.

Aging infrastructure

is a major safety concern and electrical fire risk. Many homes in Michigan were built between 1950-59, but many homes were built at the turn of the century and most have not had any electrical updates. These homes still contain knob and tube wiring, which has been phased out due to electrical fire hazards.

1.3 million

disabled Veterans and adults in Michigan ages 18-64, and just over 200,000 families with incomes less than $24, 000 per year. These men and women may be unaware that they are in danger of an electrical fire, do not know who to reach out to for electrical upgrades, and/or do not have the funds to make the appropriate upgrades. They need resources to make the electrical renovations so they are safe in their homes.

Electrical Fires

are almost twice as likely to spread than from other sources of residential fires. In less than 30 seconds a small flame can get completely out of control and turn into a major fire. It only takes minutes for thick black smoke to fill a house or for it to be engulfed in flames. Most deadly fires occur in the home when families are asleep.

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