Safety Programs



We Offer Two FREE Classroom Presentations!

Both programs are aligned with the Michigan GLCE's and CCSS's. Click on a program to learn more or to sign up!

 EmPOWERed Kids Title

EmPOWERed Kids is a 45 to 60 minute free interactive program designed to educate K-6 students about utilities and how to be safe.  This app helps students learn how to identify electrical hazards at home, school, and in their neighborhood.  


RTF Button This in-class program, geared for 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grade, teaches students about the colored flags used to mark underground pipes and wires, and how to recognize, react, and report a natural gas leak.


Homeschool Unit

  • New this fall, our homeschool unit.  These unit materials are broken down by grade band and feature lessons on energy, energy conservation, energy safety and so much more. 



Energy Unit

  • Also new this fall, our Energy Unit.  This unit features lessons for middle and high school teachers on the topics of renewable and nonrenewable resources we use to make electricity, transmission, energy efficiency, and energy careers, just to name a few.  Download it for free and also the appendix that houses all of the work sheets you will need for you students to learn all about energy!








More Ways to be Safe



Electric Safety
  • NEVER go near a downed power line. Stay away, stay alive! Learn more.

  • LOOK UP for power lines when climbing trees, flying kites or model airplanes, or moving ladders and other tall objects.

  • Electricity, People, and Water DON'T mix!

  • If you see a downed power line, or a ground transformer with a broken lock, call Consumers Energy right away at (800) 477-5050 


 Storm Safety
  • Make sure you and your family are prepared BEFORE the storm. Learn how to make a storm safety kit here.
  • STAY AWAY from downed power lines which may have fallen during the storm. Just because a power line doesn't look active doesn't mean it's safe. If you see a downed power line call Consumers Energy right away at (800) 477-5050.
  • Teachers check out our storm safety lesson plan here!


Natural Gas Safety
  • Always call MISS DIG at 811 before starting a digging project. Natural gas pipes and power lines are buried underground!
  • Natural gas can leak from pipes and appliances, outside or inside. You can't see natural gas, but it smells like rotten eggs.
  • If you smell natural gas, FIRST leave the area as quickly as possible, THEN call Consumers Energy at (800) 477-5050


Carbon Monoxide (C.O.)
  • Carbon monoxide is a tasteless, odorless, gas that is poisonous at high levels. You can even die if these levels persist for an extended period of time.
  • Symptoms of CO poisoning include severe headaches, dizziness, confusion, and feeling nautious, faint, or short of breath.
  • If you experience these symptoms, and you suspect CO poisoning, get out of the house and call 911.
  • Learn more at


Ask for I.D.
  • Every Consumers Energy employee is required to carry photo identification. Learn more.
  • Sometimes scam artists or imposters pretend to work for Consumers Energy, but they will not have i.d.
  • Always ask to see i.d. when someone comes to your door, even if you requested a service.
  • You can always call Consumers Energy at (800) 477-5050 to verify if an individual is a Consumers Energy employee.


 Right Tree, Right Place
  • Trees growing near power lines can be dangerous and cause power outages.
  • The Consumers Energy forestry employees work year-round to trim trees near power lines.
  • Planting the right tree in the right place can help lower your risk for outages and downed power lines. Learn more.


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Bad Weather


Call 811


CO Alarm






Trim Trees