Beat The Shock – Safety 1: Danger 0
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How are your outdoor safety skills? Enter our ad contest. Outdoors is a big place with lots of activity. What do you need to know?Tell others how to stay safe outdoors by creating an ad for the contest.
Some examples of outdoor activities with potential electric hazards:
Check boats and docks for frayed wires. Keep electric appliances 10 feet away from a swimming pool. If you feel an electric current: Call for help. Do not head to the boat or ladders to get out. If someone else shouts for help: Do not jump in. Throw them a flotation device.
If you are in a car accident with a power pole, the safest place is almost always inside the car. Do not leave the car until utility professionals tell you it is safe.
Kites, model airplanes and drones should be flown only during good weather conditions in large open areas, like an open park or a wide field. Keep kites away from overhead power lines or other electrical equipment, such as substations. If a kite gets stuck in a tree near power lines, do not climb up to get it. Electricity can travel down kite strings or wires.
Never climb trees near power lines. Even if the power lines are not touching the tree, they could touch when more weight is added to the branch.
When no longer in use, puncture and deflate balloons before creatively reusing or disposing of them. If a balloon or another toy becomes entangled in an overhead power line, do not attempt to retrieve it.
When: Entries must be submitted no later than April 10 online www.tcec.coop/contest
Who: 3rd through 12th grade students in TCEC’s service area
What: Choose your favorite outdoor activity for your ad.
- Freehand ads can be entered on anything you have to draw on. Just snap a picture of it or scan it in to upload it to www.tcec.coop/contest
- Computer-generated ad files, videos allowed can be uploaded to www.tcec.coop/contest
- Entries must include a safety message, preferably related to the theme
The best ad wins Swag. Your ad will also be placed on social media and the TCEC website.
1. One winner for freehand ads for each grade.
2. One winner for computer-generated ad files for each grade.
Winners will be announced and published after April 22, 2020.
For questions, contact TCEC by email email@example.com. We are not having you call in at this time. This will allow members to continue doing regular business or reporting outages over the phone. Thank you for understanding.