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Live Demonstration: Valentine’s Day Mylar Balloon Safety



  Live Demonstration: Valentine’s Day Mylar Balloon Safety

Business Wire

-- February 12, 2013

Southern California Edison:

                Mylar balloons make great Valentine’s Day gifts, if properly
                tied down. See what happens when helium-filled metallic
WHAT:           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
                 

Contact:

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