Live Demonstration: Valentine’s Day Mylar Balloon Safety

Southern California Edison:

WHAT:
   

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.
 

WHEN:

10 a.m.-11 a.m., Feb. 12
 

WHERE:

Southern California Edison

1218 S. Fifth Ave., Monrovia, CA 91016

EHS Conference Room

(SCE representatives will greet media in the front lobby)
 

WHO:

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

BACKGROUND:

• 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.
 

PARKING:

Street parking is available
 

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