Electricity Safety

By: Carli Shingleton Email
By: Carli Shingleton Email
  Some Wausau students now have the tools to defend themselves against electrical dangers.

Staff Photo: Erin Evans
Rockdale Magnet School for Science and Technology student Nia Jordan, a freshman, works on an AP biology lab project Wednesday afternoon. The Rockdale Magnet Fund will hold its second annual Chili Cook-Off and Bingo Social at the Magnet School beginning at 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 29. Proceeds will benefit Magnet School students and teachers.

Some Wausau students now have the tools to defend themselves against electrical dangers.

It's called the "Path-To-Ground" Program. Crews from Wisconsin Publice Service demonstrate potential electrical dangers and show John Muir Middle School 7th Graders how to prevent un-safe environments.

The students learned to look for things like downed-power lines and heard real-life scenarios and stories.

Safety crews told the students to always respect electricity, never become a path-to-ground and always assume all downed power lines are live and dangerous.

"They're really excited to study electricity and they like to know what could happen - just those little things about electrical outlets at home. What happens if I touch it , stick something into it, they're really interested and inquire a lot about electricity around them," says Katie Colwell, the Science Department Chair.

The safety crews say adults may want to also learn about electrical dangers so they can be protected from harm.

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