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McPhersonSentinel - McPherson, KS
  • Westar to offer electricity safety course in Galva

  • Tim Boswell with Westar Energy has accepted an invitation to present his Public Safety Presentation on Oct. 21 at Galva Fire Department building on Main Street in Galva.
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  • Tim Boswell with Westar Energy has accepted an invitation to present his Public Safety Presentation on Oct. 21 at Galva Fire Department building on Main Street in Galva.
    The is a highly acclaimed program addressing the dangers and safe handling of electricity. It is recommended for anyone that could come in contact with electricity, either on the job or responding to an emergency as a first responder.
     The training lasts about one hour and includes a classroom portion followed by an interactive portion involving a special trailer.
    Every one that is involved with electricity in their job or have the potential to come in contact with it is urged to attend.  There is no cost to the program. It is being sponsored by the Galva Fire Department and the Office of Emergency Management.
     Who should attend, 911 communications dispatchers; all cities - mayors, council/commission representatives, maintenance employees; USD's, supervisors and staff; hospital staff, maintenance and staff, even emergency staff, nurses, doctors; all first responders, fire, EMS, police, deputies; colleges, maintenance and staff; utility workers; anyone with an interest.
     Westar has scheduled three sessions on this date. They want to make certain that the training is available to as many people as possible.
    The first session begins at 9 a.m., the second at 1 p.m. and the third at 6 p.m.
    Mark your calendars for this date. Three sessions are scheduled to allow you to split your staff and get training to everyone.  The 6 p.m. class will allow volunteers and those not available during the working day to attend.

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