Educating on power line dangers
13. April 2017 | Comments (0)
The most recent event, included around 60 pupils from the Hot Springs Elementary school, who attended the session at Black Hills Energys depot in Hot Springs, South Dakota. Mike Chase and Travis Carlin of Black Hills Electric Cooperative provided a vivid live demonstration of what happens when contact is made with an overhead power line, with the aid of the companys trailer mounted demonstration rig.
The children then went outside to learn about the utilitys bucket trucks how they are used safely, with some of them receiving a hands on demonstration. The entire event is aimed to educate youngsters on the power and dangers of electricity, while perhaps interesting some of them in a career in the utility sector.
Jarvis Ellis, of Black Hills Energy said: The demonstrations, now in their fourth year, are focused at teaching kids about electric safety. What you dont know can hurt you, electricity is silent, but deadly. And what we are doing here is teaching the kids, and the adults who are here, to stay heads up, to stay aware. Kids need to know about this.