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College to Host Electrical Safety Demonstration 

March 31, 2014

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 7. It will take place 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.

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 the NUITF Midwest Regional Training Center.