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BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WECT) – Brunswick Electric Membership Corporation teamed up with the Electrical Safety Foundation International to distribute free copies of the new Plug In to Holiday Safety program to 150 elementary school classroom teachers in Brunswick and Columbus counties.
According to the Southport-Oak Island Chamber of Commerce, the objective of the program is to educate children in grades 3-5 about holiday fire prevention and electrical safety.
"The winter holiday season is traditionally a festive time of year when friends and family gather for celebrations," ESFI president Brett Brenner stated in the Chamber's newsletter. "Unfortunately, many of our favorite holiday traditions can also create fire and electrical safety hazards."
Each student is reportedly provided with a take-home sheet to help them share what they've learned about smoke alarms, portable space heaters and electrically-related fires.
Funding for the program was provided by a FY 2010 Fire Prevention & Safety (FP&S) Grant from the Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency, according to the Brunswick Electric Membership Corporation.
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