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If you are an EMT and find yourself at a scene with downed electrical lines, there are some important things to know about how to stay safe.

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1) The first thing that you should do is secure the area by telling people not to come near it or touch anything.

2) If the person who called in the incident tells you that they’re still on the line, then you need to call your supervisor for instructions before going near them. The first thing that you should do is secure the area by telling people not to come near it or touch anything. If the person who called in the incident tells you that they’re still on the line, then you need to call your supervisor for instructions before going near them.

Keep everyone upwind of any fumes from power lines and downed wires. Wear a face mask if necessary. Be sure about what’s hazardous before approaching it–don’t assume something is safe just because you can’t see flames or sparks.” -Make sure no one goes within 15 feet of any downed electrical wire; have them back off even further when there are high voltage lines involved (or if they smell gas). 

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