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May 19, 2021 | Safety and Security | 6 comments

Our Live Line Exhibit is back on tour

Book demonstrations now

We’re powering our Live Line Electrical Safety Exhibit back up and taking it on the road for a 2021 tour.

And we want to give your organization a chance to reserve your own demonstration.

The exhibit is a 7,200-volt electrical distribution grid that features live electrical wires, utility poles and transformers, used to present dangers associated with electricity. Trained PPL staff wearing protective equipment use ladders, gloves, shovels and other tools in a controlled environment to recreate sparks, flames, smoke and crackling that occur when items come in contact with live electrical lines. They’ll also show what happens when a tree branch and a Mylar balloon contact wires.

The exhibit will be making stops across our 29-county service territory through early November, following a lengthy hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. And all demonstrations are free.

We recently kicked off our tour by visiting Rutherford Fire Co. in Harrisburg and providing a demonstration to 32 first responders.

To schedule a demonstration, email Doug Haupt at dlhaupt@pplweb.com or call 610-297-2461. Available dates for 2021 are limited, but we are starting to accept bookings for 2022 as well.

The following are some requests for groups hosting the exhibit:

  • An audience of at least 50 people is required.
  • We need an outdoor area suitable to accommodate the exhibit.
  • We ask that hosts invite surrounding first responder organizations to attend.
  • We appreciate if host organizations allow the general public to attend the demonstration.

The exhibit will be hosted outdoors and our presenters will follow all of the most up-to-date COVID-19 guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Pennsylvania Health Department.

Don’t miss your chance to see the Live Line Exhibit back in action!

 

6 Comments

  1. Richard Walter

    Would you announce time and place for future demonstrations?

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    • Kathryn

      Good Afternoon Richard, We do not have future Live Line Exhibits time and places on the Blog to provide. Please reach out to Doug Haupt by email at dlhaupt@pplweb.com or call 610-297-2461 for future demonstration locations and date. Thank you for your interest!

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  2. Ronald Eastep

    The article does not list currently booked demonstration sites. Is there opportunity for the general public to attend one of these events? As an electrical engineer I am always looking for ways to educate folks in my circle, especially younger generation.

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  3. richard lewis, President Spring Brook Fire Co, Spring Brook Twp PA

    Would this make a good pubic education display? We can host it at the Spring Brook FC gounds, 20 State Route 690 Spring Brook Twp PA 18444

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    • Kathryn

      Good Afternoon Richard, Our Live Line Electrical Exhibit would be an excellent educational display for the public at your Fire Company. The exhibit is a 7,200-volt electrical distribution grid that features live electrical wires, utility poles and transformers, used to present dangers associated with electricity. To schedule a demonstration, email Doug Haupt at dlhaupt@pplweb.com or call 610-297-2461. Available dates for 2021 are limited, but we are starting to accept bookings for 2022 as well. Thank you for your interest and stay safe!

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  4. Thomas Yannes

    what a great way to show what first responders really do and to let ALL the people know that without these guys that climb the poles or lift that maned bucket to the dangling wires torn apart from a storm or accident there would be NO power for the other first responders to do their job. without the lights or power most places don’t function until the power goes back on the street lights and traffic lights are out, the elevators don’t go up or down, the security locks and systems don’t work and most people turn to their trusty flashlight to see how to get around Think about this these guys risk their lives in the middle of the night with a little headlamp on their hardhat to get the power back on so we could live life normally. Hats off to all that show this great exhibit and show the people the dangers of live power. Thanks for such a great show

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