OG&E Offers Electricity Safety Tips As Summer Nears


Wednesday, May 25th 2022, 5:29 pm


OKLAHOMA CITY -

May is National Electrical Safety Month and OG&E has some tips on how to keep your family safe.

OG&E is reminding people to immediately report downed power lines if you see them.

Don't ever touch a downed power line, drive over them or anything else that the lines may be touching.

The company suggests keeping a fire extinguisher in your home in case of an electrical fire because trying to put it out with water is hazardous.

Also: Don't allow children to play on any OG&E equipment.

"OG&E cares about our communities and our customers that live in those communities, so every May, we mail out a brochure with safety tips,” OG&E spokesperson Trisha Koelsch said.

OG&E is partnering with a utility electrical safety company to offer lessons for kindergarten through eighth grade students to promote electrical safety in schools.

They also are working with local first responders to provide training when they are on the scene of an electrical emergency.