South Central Indiana REMC linemen take their work seriously but make safety issues fun. Power line safety is one of the most serious and deadly issues a utility lineman has to face, and it affects people in the community who may come in contact with live power wires.
Always presume power lines are live whether they are on utility poles or lying on the ground.
Never touch a power line. Momentary contact can injure or kill people.
The Live Line demo is an eye-opening safety program for elementary through high schools, fire and police departments, farm safety or any organization interested in promoting safety. The audience will see firsthand what happens when trees fall through lines, balloons make contact with overhead equipment, and high voltage wires are downed on automobiles.
The crew will effectively demonstrate what happens when an individual comes into contact with 7200 volts of electricity, which usually proves fatal. This display is constructed with the same transformers, line breakers, and hardware used by SCI REMC.
Typically 30-60 minutes long, the SCI REMC Live Line Safety Demo is available for schools, organizations, special events, etc. Subject to availability.
View a video of the Live Line Safety Demonstration.