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First Responders' Electrical Hazards Training

Jeep stuck in down power linesCEC understands the importance of teaching electrical safety. The goal of our new First Responders Electrical Hazards Training is to help first responders work safely in emergencies where electric utility lines are involved. Firefighters, police, EMTs and others, who are typically first on the scene in an emergency, face the greatest risk from electrical contacts and fires. Understanding the potential dangers and learning how to deal with them correctly makes everyone safer.


The details for 2017's program have not been decided yet. If you would like to be placed on a notify list for when these details do become available please contact Matt Alderson at 800-521-0570 x2162 or


Although the date for the event has yet to be decided, it will begin at 9 a.m. and end around 11 a.m. It will include a hotline demonstration and an EMS Electrical Safety presentation. In addition to a wealth of knowledge, attendees will receive coffee and donuts, informational materials and a CEC goodie. All materials and information provided are designed to supplement, not replace, your organization’s standard operating procedures (SOPs).  


If you have any questions, comments or requests please contact Matt. You are also welcome to submit your questions in advance to Matt. 


Together, we can save lives and prevent potentially hazardous electric-related situations.


Click here to view the First Responders' Electrical Hazards Training Brochure


For more information about electrical safety accidents involving power lines please view the following links:

What if a Power Line Falls on Your Car?

Surviving Auto Accidents Involving Downed Power Lines

Electrical Safety Foundation International

Safe Electricity Organization


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