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.


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.




 Safety Programs - downed wire

Bad Weather


Call 811


CO Alarm






Trim Trees