Live Demonstration: Valentine`s Day Mylar Balloon Safety

Tue Feb 12, 2013 6:45am EST

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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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

Southern California Edison
Caroline Aoyagi-Stom,(626) 302-2255 

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