School Kids to Learn About Electrical Safety in Interactive Play

  School Kids to Learn About Electrical Safety in Interactive Play

Edison International Sponsors National Theater for Children’s ‘A Bug’s Light!’

Business Wire

ROSEMEAD, Calif. -- November 30, 2012

With the help of Sparky the Wonder Bug and Adam the Workaholic Ant, school
kids in Southern California will have an opportunity to learn about electrical
safety in an interactive play.

The National Theater for Children, in partnership with Edison International,
will present “A Bug’s Light!” play at schools in Compton, South Gate, San
Bernardino, Ontario, Tulare and Bell in December.

“This holiday season and throughout the year, Southern California Edison wants
everyone to stay safe,” said Henry Martinez, SCE’s vice president of Safety,
Security & Compliance. “These school children will be learning about basic
electrical safety, which they can take home and share with their families.”

Through live performances by professional actors, these school kids will be
educated on how to play it safe around electricity, specifically how
electricity is made, the uses of electricity, identifying dangerous electrical
situations and ways to stay safe around electricity, especially around down
power lines. The interactive play will take a look at safety both inside and
outside the home. Following the plays, the kids will receive a workbook
reinforcing the key safety messages.

The “A Bug’s Light!” interactive play is partially funded by an Edison
International grant of $5,000. Recognizing the importance of arts education,
the company has incorporated arts in its grant program focusing on science,
technology, engineering and math.

The play will be presented at several elementary schools in SCE’s service
territory. They include Palo Verde Union and Heritage Elementary in Tulare on
Dec. 7; Emerson Elementary School in Compton and Independence Elementary
School in South Gate on Dec. 10; Juanita Blakely Jones Elementary School in
San Bernardino and Bon View Elementary School in Ontario on Dec. 11; and
Corona Ave. Elementary School in Bell on Dec. 13.

During this holiday season, SCE has a few helpful safety tips:

  *Water and electricity don’t mix. Keep electrical cords away from moisture,
    particularly tree stands filled with water.
  *Change bulbs only when the lights are unplugged.
  *Plug no more than three strands of lights into each electrical cord or
  *Never use lighted candles on or near holiday trees or decorations.

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About Edison International

Edison International (NYSE: EIX), through its subsidiaries, is a generator and
distributor of electric power and an investor in infrastructure and energy
assets, including renewable energy. Headquartered in Rosemead, Calif., Edison
International is the parent company of Southern California Edison, one of the
nation’s largest electric utilities, and Edison Mission Group, a competitive
power generation business.


Edison International
Caroline Aoyagi-Stom, (626) 302-2255
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