Kids Safety

lineman with young boy wearing hard hatClark County REMC presents safety programs to the community, such as the county fair, 4-H groups, schools, service organizations, and emergency personnel.

Showing kids the value of being safe around electricity is a good habit they can use throughout their lives.

Contact us if you are interested in a safety program.

REMC has partnered with Safe Electricity to offer our members electrical safety advice and tips that are very helpful. There is also access to kids safety videos, games, activities, teacher materials, and much more.

Activities for Kids

For more fun games and activities, visit the Safe Electricity website through their Public Education access with a section just for kids. There is also a section for Teachers. Check it out!

Safety Tips

Keep Safe Within a Vehicle

If a power line hits your car, stay inside until emergency workers arrive. If you must get out due to fire or another emergency, then jump clear without touching the car and the ground at the same time. Land with your feet together. Shuffle away with your feet close together to get away from your car.

What to Do During Electrical Storms

Get inside. If you cannot find shelter indoors, go to low ground and crouch down. If you are outside, stay away from all trees and power poles. Do not use electrical appliances or telephone. Stay out of the shower or bathtub. Avoid trees and other tall or metal objects. Stay out of water.

What Not to Do Around the House

Never put your fingers or anything other than an electrical plug or safety cap in an outlet. Pull by the plug, not by the cord, when unplugging appliances. Be alert for damaged plugs or cords. Limit the number of appliances plugged into each outlet. Unplug small electrical appliances and toys when not in use. Do not use electrical appliances when you are wet, have wet hands, or are in standing water.

Stay Away from Power Lines

Never climb or play around a power pole or other electrical equipment. Assume all power lines have electricity flowing through them and stay away. Check for overhead wires running near or through trees before climbing, picking fruit, or raising ladders. If you see a power line on the ground or dangling in the air, call your local electric utility, and also call 911. Be aware that some electrical appliances may still “carry a charge” even when unplugged. Call a qualified repair person to service them.