Adams Electric Cooperative hosts electricity demonstrations
3 months, 1 week ago by Denise Donley
Former journeyman lineman uses live power lines to educate students
For the past several years, Adams Electric Cooperative has hosted a Live Line demonstration at local schools to educate high school students on electricity safety.
This year, Brown County High School, Payson-Seymour High School and Rushville-Industry High School will learn more from Kyle Finley with Live Line Demo, Inc as he demonstrates the dangers of electricity by using live power lines.
Bill Stalder, Adams Electric Co-op Manager of Marketing and Member Services said this demonstration is especially important to high school students because kids at that age tend to think they’re invincible.
“They maybe haven’t developed a true respect for electricity; you flip the switch, and you’re going to have lights,” said Stadler.
Stadler also stressed that most students are new drivers, and there have been accidents when power lines are involved.
“Kyle tells them what to do and how important it is to stay in the car at any cost, unless something is on fire,” said Stadler. “It’s just common sense things that you don’t always think about, and he has a very dynamic and in-your-face approach. Sometimes it takes that to get their attention, and he does a really great job at it.”
Electrical safety demonstrations will be at:
Tuesday, February 12:
2:00 p.m. Brown County High School for students
6:30 p.m. Brown County High School for emergency personnel and general public
Wednesday, February 13:
9:30 a.m. Payson Seymour High School for students
2:00 p.m. Rushville-Industry High School for students