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After the Shock…

It’s been another exciting month at ES&C….we officially welcomed our newest presenter, Ryan. Ryan has an extensive background in the electrical field and has done many public speaking events, a prefect fit for our group. He will join Fern, Blair, Danny and Denis in presenting to students in schools across Ontario. We’ve been fortunate enough to visit the following cities and towns so far in 2020: Arthur, Brampton, Brantford, Burlington, Collingwood, Elora, Georgetown, Greely, Innisfil, Kanata, Maple, Milton, Mitchell, Nepean, Orleans, Ottawa, Richmond Hill and Thornbury.


The purpose of our presentations are to teach students the different sources of electricity, how to stay safe around electricity and how to conserve energy. With proper education and safety precautions, accidents can often be avoided, but sometimes things happen beyond our control. It’s important to know what to do in case of an electrical accident and the steps to take to get to safety….


  1. First off NEVER touch the person who has been shocked, if you do the shock could travel through them, shocking you as well.
  2. Unplug the source of the power.
  3. It’s important to find an adult as quickly as possible and let them know that an electrical accident has happened.
  4. Call 911, when you’re speaking to the operator make sure you tell them that the person injured has been involved in an electrical accident.
  5. If the accident was near a power line, transformer box or other utility equipment remember to stay back the length of a school bus and do not let anyone get closer than that. Keep everyone back and ask an adult to call 911.
  6. Even if the person only received a mild shock and seems to be OK it’s still important to go to the hospital or see your doctor. Since electricity burns from the inside out, you may not be able to see the damage. Internal organs and the heart can continue to be affected for hours after the accident has occurred.