Electrical Safety Programs
Jasper County REMC emphasizes electrical safety at every education level. We have programs that range from HeadStart basic education all the way through Emergency Responder full-size hotline demonstrations. Our Member Services coordinator and a lineman will present the information to any audience because you’re never too young, or too old, to learn what’s new in electrical safety. Contact us for more information or to set a date for your presentation.
Our HeadStart program includes simple coloring books with characters illustrating electrical safety messages and dramatic discussion about climbing trees and flying kites around power lines. We get a lot of audience participation at this level and are able to make sure they understand the information. The coloring books make excellent “story time” reading in the classroom. Interspersed within the message, the kids see some of the tools that linemen use, get a tour of the big line truck and just might get bucket rides if they’re really good students.
Table Top HotLine Demo
The table top hotline demo is used in classrooms, auditoriums, libraries, and even pole sheds if that’s where people are meeting. We gear the program for any grade level, and if we’re lucky, some students see us in class and again at their 4-H meeting. Oftentimes, it’s the parents in the crowd who learn the most useful information. Many moms have gone home and told dad to go buy some GFCIs for the kitchen and bathrooms.
Everyone’s favorite part of the presentation is when we roast a hot dog between phases. Then we tell them that the hot dog is pretty much the same composition as a person…meat and water. After that, it’s not funny anymore. And that’s the reaction we’re after.
Classroom Electrical Safety PowerPoint Presentations
We have prepared powerpoint presentations that discuss electrical safety, power generation, history of electric cooperatives, metering and billing. The presentations can be used from grade 1 through 12th grade. We have tried to incorporate educational elements such as diagrams, mapping, science concepts, industrial technology, history timelines, and real-life lessons (that would be the billing part).
Emergency Responder HotLine Demo
Every two years, our linemen present full-size hotline demonstrations at our office for emergency responders in a seven-county area. We invite the usual responders; fire, police, and EMTs; but also invite tow truck drivers, emergency room personnel, local electricians, vendors and even the high school classes training students in medical rehabilitation. The equipment is real. The arcs are real. The impact of the presentation is real. Our goal is to save lives, so this demonstration says it all. This presentation is also available on your grounds providing the proper site conditions are met.
Testimonial Electrical Safety Presentation
We are very fortunate to have access to a lineman who made contact with a live wire and lives to tell the story of his accident, rehabilitation, and survival of such a traumatic incident. He is available to speak to larger groups about electrical safety and his life lessons. Although he is very entertaining, the presentation is sincere, emotional, and will make any student or adult respect electricity at a whole new level.