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WPS Offers Students Some Natural Gas Safety TipsSubmitted: 02/13/2013
Story By Ryan Abney

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SUGAR CAMP - Natural gas keeps many of our homes warm--but not using it properly can be dangerous.

Today, Wisconsin Public Service gave kids from Sugar Camp Elementary School some gas safety tips to bring back to mom and dad.

WPS specialists taught students how to use gas appliances safely. But some students might tell you they learned the most from the fun experiments.
WPS Safety Instructor Tom Gryskiewicz knows parents aren't always around. If students learn these safety tips, he thinks they can prevent dangerous situations.

"A lot of these kids might be the first ones home in their family. The thing that everyone should do is make sure their detectors are working properly and they do have the carbon monoxide detectors in their home."

If you ever smell natural gas in your home, call your utility provider immediately.


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