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Electricity safely powers our video games, tablets and televisions, but if you’re not careful, it can also cause injuries and be unsafe. Being cautious around electricity is not only important for you, but for your kids as well, so please take a moment to review these safety tips.


learn how to “play it safe” with outdoor toys

​Electricity can travel down the strings of kites or balloons that touch or become entangled in power lines. Use these types of toys in open areas safely away from overhead power lines.

Keep metallic balloons indoors, as they are highly conductive, dispose of properly in the trash; do not release balloons near overhead power lines. If a toy gets into a power line or substation, tell an adult to call APS and to never try to retrieve it.

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ben franklown’s bright ideas

​Ben FranKlown shows kids the latest and greatest safety methods to help prevent accidents. In cooperation with AFBEA, Arizona Fire and Burn Educators Association, APS is proud to bring electric, fire and life safety messages to our community.

We have developed a 20-minute experience for students in grades PreK-4.

safety tips
  • Treat all wires with respect and caution, regardless of size. Always assume any wire is energized.
  • Learn what “Danger High Voltage” signs look like, and stay away from power lines, substations and pad-mounted electrical equipment.
  • Don’t climb trees near power lines, tree branches can conduct electricity.
  • Call 911 if you see a downed power line or exposed electrical equipment. Keep yourself safe by staying 100 feet away.