Power Line Safety Demonstrations
Polk-Burnett brings powerful safety message to schools, first responders and fire departments
With a true-to-life series of flashes, flames, sizzles and smoke, Polk-Burnett linemen demonstrate power line safety during live, high-voltage demonstrations for local school children, firefighters and first responders.
Safety messages for children:
- Keep kites, toys and balls away from power lines
- Stay away from trees that contact power lines when climbing or building forts
- Stay away from green transformer boxes found in many rural yards
Polk-Burnett linemen warn children to stay away from power lines. They are dangerous!
Topics for firefighters and first responders:
- Knowing the difference between power lines that are energized and those that are not (always assume lines are live and dangerous!)
- Providing assistance to someone who makes an electrical contact
- Responding to accidents involving vehicles and power lines or green transformer boxes
- Learning safe ways to disconnect power during a fire
If your school, fire department or emergency response agency would like more information about power line safety demonstrations, contact Polk-Burnett’s line superintendent, 800-421-0283, ext. 322, or e-mail.