Teaching the youth about safe electricity

Just before Pima Elementary School dismissed for the holidays, Graham County Electric employee Clint Woods spoke with 5th and 6th grade students. He discussed how electricity comes from a substation into their homes. Clint demonstrated that oversized tall equipment could hit an energized power line. He provided information and demonstrated the unsafe acts of playing around the large steel boxes containing transformers. Lastly, he provided a demonstration on what happens when an energized line falls on a school bus or a vehicle. He stressed the importance to remain in your vehicle, until the line has been deenergized and authorities say it is safe to exit the vehicle. Accidentally contacting a power line can be dangerous and, in some cases, even deadly. Graham County Electric Cooperative wants to help our members stay safe around power lines.