[gcares] DP&L Electrical Safety Presentation & Demonstration--WCOARA 15 September Meeting
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From: rfcarrier-bounces at w8bi.org [mailto:rfcarrier-bounces at w8bi.org] On
Behalf Of ROBERT LUNSFORD
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Subject: DP&L Electrical Safety Presentation & Demonstration--WCOARA 15
The West Central Ohio Amateur Radio Association (WCOARA) would like to take
this opportunity to invite area amateur radio operators, and others who
might benefit form this training, to attend their upcoming September
meeting. The meeting will feature a presentation, and demonstration, on the
safe interaction with electrical power, by the Dayton Power & Light Company.
DP&L will present their electrical safety program, "Think Hot - Stay Safe,"
at the beginning of the September WCOARA Meeting. The meeting is scheduled
to occur Monday, 15 September 2008, at 7:00 p.m., in the Dean Amphitheater
of the Charles F. Kettering Hospital, 3535 Southern Boulevard, Kettering
Rick Vice, who is in charge of safety for DP&L, has told the WCOARA that the
presenters, beside himself, will tentatively be Ron Joseph, Andy Jacobs, and
Dennis Henry. As a part of the presentation, the program contains impressive
demonstrations of the power of electricity, including clear visual evidence
of the dangers that can be encountered, if electrical safety considerations
are not strictly followed. This electrical safety program is of value not
only to amateur radio operators, interested in safely installing radio
stations and antennas, but also to anyone involved, either directly or
indirectly, in emergency responses, or, alternatively, by those who
encounter power lines, downed by a storm. The program also deals with how to
respond safely, rather than becoming a victim, when individuals, vehicles or
equipment come in contact with live electrical power sources.
Further directions to the Dean Amphitheater are as follows. It is located on
the lower level of the hospital, one floor below the reception area in the
center of the building. The building entrance
faces Southern Boulevard, and the building can be distinguished from others,
on the hospital's campus, by the fact that it has the Emergency Room
entrance at its south end. The meeting room is also easily
accessible from the underground parking garage, which is located in front of
the building. When entering the lower level through its double doors, the
Dean Amphitheater will be on your immediate left, with the hospital
cafeteria further down the corridor, on your right.
Dayton Power & Light Company's electrical safety program is an updated
version of the program they have presented, some years in past, at the
Dayton Hamvention. This program represents a training opportunity that is
not generally available to amateur radio operators, or to the public. It
teaches valuable lessons, which are essential for safe amateur radio
operation, and when responding, either by radio, or in person, to some types
of emergencies. The program should last about one hour. Please
plan to attend.
Points of Contact: Randy Allen (ka0azs at arrl.net), Rob Lunsford
(kb8uey at arrl.net), or Keith Burnette (kb8gyb at arrl.net).
Please feel free to pass this one around. The Dean Amphitheater will hold a
fairly large number of folks. Any amateur radio operators or public safety
folks would be more than welcome.
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