May 31, 2022
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PUD Staff is available to give an exciting live-demonstration on the hazards of electricity.
Electrical safety is very important to PUD 3. It’s easy to take electricity for granted...at least until there’s a power outage. Because it’s invisible to us, we often forget about how powerful and potentially dangerous it really is. We want our community to know these hazards and what to do when an emergency arises or when working around electric lines, high-voltage equipment, or other PUD facilities.
Stay away from all downed power lines and wires - even if there are no sparks. Don't touch anything - or anyone - that is touching one. Get help right away.
If you are inside the vehicle, wait inside for help. If you must get out, jump clear without touching the ground and the vehicle at the same time. Shuffle, don't run away. If you are a witness, stay clear and call for help.
Our trained staff regularly gives demonstrations on how to be aware of the dangers of electricity and educate our customers about our system in general. The demonstrations can be tailored for audiences from kindergarten to high school class rooms in addition to various types of agencies and community groups.
Groups that benefit from these demonstrations include:
Lynn Eaton, Communications & Government Relations Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 360-432-5995 to schedule a presentation for your group.