Officials from the Kansas City office of KCP&L will be on the campus of North Central Missouri College to conduct an Electrical Safety Demonstration on Monday, April 7th.¬†
It's at 1:30 p.m. on the Barton Farm Campus just south of Trenton.¬† It is free, open to the public and will last approximately one hour.
The demonstration will educate participants on how to remain safe around electricity. Using a mobile distribution system that includes poles, conductors, transformers and meter cans, two qualified instructors will energize primary lines at 7200 volts and secondary lines at 120/240 volts to demonstrate potential dangers of electrical contact. ¬†¬†
Goals of the presentation are to introduce the basics of electricity, electrical theory and its application in the real world, how a distribution system operates, the importance of the location of underground lines, electrical hazards, and accident prevention.¬† An electrical contact survivor will share his personal injury story and subsequent prevention measures. ¬†
¬†According to the college, these public service presentations are of interest for firemen, school personnel, and members of the general public.¬† They are provided as a part of the National Utility Industry Training Fund, a partnership between the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), KCP&L, Detroit Edison, Tucson Electric and Alabama Power utilities which train qualified craft workers serving many industries.¬† KCP&L is the host utility for theMidwest Regional Training Center.