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Safety Tips

Electricity is a powerful form of energy. While it makes life easy, safe and fun around your home and school, it can also be dangerous if used carelessly. That’s why it is important to know the rules of electric safety.

Indoor Safety:

Never stick a fork, a toy, a tool, or other object into an electrical outlet. You could be severely shocked and injured!

Electricity and water do not mix. Never touch or use electrical appliances when you are wet.

Keep all hairdryers, CD players and other electric appliances away from the sink and bathtub.

Never put water on an electrical fire!

Ask your parents to keep a multipurpose fire extinguisher and a first-aid kit in your home.

Outdoor Safety:

Climbing trees can be fun, but NEVER climb a tree if power lines pass through or near it. The tree branches can conduct electricity!

Fly kites in open fields. Never fly kites or balloons around power lines.
Electricity can travel down the kite or balloon string!

Never climb or play on any electrical equipment you see in your neighborhood. The electricity carried through this equipment is extremely high voltage – getting an electric shock could injure or even kill you.

If toys are caught in electrical equipment, leave them and find an adult to help. Have an adult call Cherokee Electric Cooperative to have the item retrieved.

Downed power lines are big trouble for kids. Always assume that any power line is fully charged and is not turned off. Stay away and call the Cherokee Electric Cooperative office.

For more safety information, visit www.tvakids.com/electricity/powersafety.htm.