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Northwoods Students Get Lessons On Natural Gas Safety

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Wisconsin Public Service is out in area schools to teach students about the benefits and things to be aware about concerning natural gas. 

Spokesperson Matt Cullen says the presentations are designed to give students a clearer idea where the heat and electricity they use comes from.... 

"...each February, WPS natural gas mechanics provide safety presentations to provide students throughout our service area with information on how to safely use natural gas as an energy source. This is a companion program to our "Path To Ground"(electrical) program which is provided each January...."

Cullen says presenters talk about how natural gas is transported from the well to homes and businesses, along with a demonstration on the properties of natural gas along with handling natural gas properly. Cullen says the presentations are a core commitment to safety so the presentations talk about carbon monoxide and the signs and symptoms if someone is suffering from carbon monoxide poisoning. It shows students what to do if carbon monoxide is detected... 

"....that's one of the things our natural gas mechanics try to provide during these safety presentations is that we want students to be aware of and prepared for circumstances where they might detect natural gas or carbon monoxide so they can be prepared to take proper precautions to protect themselves and other members of their families or neighborhoods safe...."

A presentation is Thursday at Sugar Camp Elementary School, next Tuesday at Nativity Catholic School in Rhinelander, Thursday, February 15 at Tomahawk Middle School, and Friday, February 23 at Crandon Middle School.

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