Safety City is a program presented by Clarke-Washington EMC personnel that teaches students about electricity, electric preservation and electrical safety. After Safety City visits a classroom, students should be able to better understand how electricity provides a better way of life and the dangers of electricity when it is not used properly.

Students learn about electrical safety equipment linemen wear that allows them to work with power lines. Through safety programs like Safety City, Clarke-Washington EMC makes learning fun, especially when it comes to important issues like staying safe around electricity.

There is no better way to get a safety message across than to see Neon Leon and Lightning Liz in action when they touch a live electric line.



In our daily lives, it’s easy to take electricity for granted. We flip a switch, and our lights come on. But it’s also easy to forget the risks, especially when you can’t see the dangers. Be aware, and stay safe around electricity. Clarke-Washington EMC has many safety programs including employee education, member education and public education.

Topics covered include:

  • Explanation of who Clarke-Washington EMC is and what we provide

  • What makes an electric cooperative unique
  • How electricity gets to your home
  • Explanation of the job of a lineman
  • Safety gear
  • Electrical safety for kids
  • Energy efficiency

To learn more about Safety City, or to schedule a Safety City visit to your school or organization, email

Sarah Hansen at or call 1-800-323-9081.