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Firefighters, police, and emergency medical technicians are typically first on the scene in an emergency and face the greatest risk from electrical contacts and fires. Understanding the potential dangers and learning how to deal with them correctly makes everyone safer.

This website and the information in the First Responder Beware materials are designed to supplement, not replace, your department’s standard operating procedures (SOPs).

Overhead Line Safety

Downed Power Lines

Vehicle/Pole Accidents

Substation Fires