Polk-Burnett brings powerful safety message to schools and fire departments

Polk-Burnett lineworkers teach power line safety with live, high-voltage demonstrations to 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

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 to schedule a power line safety demonstration, please contact:

Jason Evenson, Siren line superintendent
800-421-0283, ext. 401


Polk-Burnett lineworkers warn children to stay away from power lines. They are dangerous!

Jason Evenson, Co-op line superintendent