OEC Partnering with Local First Responders for Public Safety Event

NORMAN, OK — Oklahoma Electric Cooperative (OEC) is set to celebrate National Electrical Safety Month alongside Norman Fire Department, EMSSTAT, Cleveland County Sheriff’s Department and more on May 18 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. The Wired Up for Safety touch-a-truck event is free to the public and will feature OEC’s Live Line high voltage demonstrations, a fire truck, ambulance, Bearcat, OEC Fiber’s splicing lab, and more public safety vehicles and equipment used by first responders. 

“OEC is proud to host Wired Up for Safety as a way to spread public awareness of the dangers of electricity but also to promote safe practices,” said Daniel Lofland, OEC energy efficiency solutions specialist. “It will be a hands-on way for members of the public — especially kids — to get an up-close look at what it takes to provide essential services and keep everyone safe.”

Wired Up for Safety will coincide with Norman’s Farmers Market at The Well and the May Fair Arts Festival on Campus Corner. Located at the McFarlin United Methodist’s west parking lot, attendees are invited to stop by May 18 for giveaways, Live Line demonstrations at 10:30, 11:30, 12:30 and 1:30, and to tour vehicles and equipment provided by first responders and other community partners.

“OEC’s long-standing commitment to public and employee safety inspired this event,” said OEC CEO Patrick Grace. “We are grateful for our public safety partners who are joining us to help keep all of our communities safe.”

Oklahoma Electric Cooperative is Oklahoma’s largest member-owned electric cooperative, and OEC Fiber is the state’s largest wholly-owned broadband subsidiary. OEC provides electricity to over 62,000 accounts and broadband services to over 38,000 subscribers in seven central Oklahoma counties. The service area includes approximately 2,200 square miles with 5,600 miles of electric line and 3,900 miles of fiber line. To find out more about OEC, visit www.okcoop.org and www.OECFiber.com.

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