As we are ever reliant on electricity to fuel daily applications, one may wonder what happens when there is too much incoming electricity overloading a circuit at once. In such instances, electrical protection devices like fuses and circuit breakers are specially designed and implemented to prevent circuit overloads. If not applied, electrical circuits without precautionary measures are susceptible to overflows in electricity. When unmitigated, an overflow can result in an electrical unit short-circuiting, potentially causing a fire within itself and in its surroundings, resulting in a hazard for nearby individuals. Posing as a safety device for circuits within electronics, homes, commercial buildings, and a variety of other circumstances, we will discuss how fuses and circuit breakers differ and why they are an integral part in maintaining electrical safety.