Safety is important, and reviewing electrical safety tips with friends, neighbors and loved ones can help them stay safe. If there’s a downed power line, stay away. Do not approach or touch the line, or any person or object in touch with the line. Call 911 and inform the operator it’s an electrical emergency.
Keep metallic balloons indoors, and never release them outside as they can cause electrical outages if they come in contact with lines. Do not attempt to retrieve a balloon or any foreign object tangled in power lines – stay away and call 911
Always be aware around overhead power lines. Stay at least 10 feet away from overhead power lines and electrical facilities, and never approach or touch overhead power lines or any person or object in contact with the lines. “Look up, look out, and live” when working around overhead power lines. If you make a living working near electrical infrastructure, please select your occupation below to find helpful safety tips.
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