Live Demonstration: Valentine’s Day Mylar Balloon Safety

Southern California Edison:


Mylar balloons make great Valentine’s Day gifts, if properly tied down. See what happens when helium-filled metallic balloons are not correctly weighted down. Southern California Edison (SCE) representatives will provide a demonstration using live electricity coming into contact with Mylar balloons.


10 a.m.-11 a.m., Feb. 12


Southern California Edison

1218 S. Fifth Ave., Monrovia, CA 91016

EHS Conference Room

(SCE representatives will greet media in the front lobby)


Laurence Pena, Safety Liaison Manager, will be providing a live demo.


• In the last several years, SCE has experienced close to 2,000 power outages caused by balloons.

• In 2012, there were 583 balloon-related outages, with a 110 percent increase in outages in February compared to January.

• The number of outages in 2012 was the highest since 2007.


Street parking is available

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