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Rocky Mountain Power offers free classroom materials for K-9 electrical safety training

Autumn is the season of back to school and Rocky Mountain Power wants to remind parents, teachers and students of its electrical safety educational information available free online. A variety of materials and resources for grades K-9 are available for use in home or school settings to teach the importance of safe practices when using electricity and when electrical equipment is nearby.

Rocky Mountain Power has reinforced its commitment to electrical safety education by offering a specialized curriculum to hundreds of schools in Utah, Wyoming and Idaho. This curriculum includes grade-appropriate electrical safety information, teacher lesson plans, videos, interactive games and science projects. There also is a special teachers-only section for educators within Rocky Mountain Power's service area.

"By utilizing our free electrical safety curriculum in their lessons, teachers can reinforce safety messages being taught at home by parents, and help fill the void where this isn't occurring, in order to keep all students safe," said Mike Felice, Rocky Mountain Power's safety director. "It's important to teach children that even momentary contact with power lines and other electrical equipment can be deadly. Working together, we can help children understand how to avoid potential electrical hazards."

Where possible, Rocky Mountain Power also offers in-person classroom electrical safety demonstrations, suitable for grades 3-5, using a table-top demonstration board. After the presentations, students are given safety checklists to take home and share what they've learned with family members.

A free classroom poster, "How Electricity Works," is also available to teachers by contacting Rocky Mountain Power.

These safety education resources are available online at www.rockymountainpower.net/education. Teachers can request classroom presentations and the poster at the same website or by sending an email to publicsafety@rockymountainpower.net or by calling toll free at 1-800-375-7085.




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