safety

What to Do When You Encounter a Downed Powerline

May is recognized as National Electrical Safety Month, but the mission of ensuring our membership’s safety is a daily responsibility at MTEMC. Educating our members on the dangers associated with energized electrical lines and equipment is important. For example, do you know what to do when a power line is brought down due to a car accident? This can be a very dangerous situation, so please take a look.

Take time to be safe around electricity

In the position I am honored to serve, few things weigh on my mind as heavily as safety – safety for our members and for our employees. Electricity is a necessity we’re privileged to provide you…but it can be life changing in more ways than one.

May is National Electrical Safety Month and Middle Tennessee Electric takes seriously its commitment to home, workplace and public safety. The welfare of our members and employees always comes first.

On the Road for Children’s Safety

MTEMC has more than 12,000 miles of electric line in four counties, so we make it a priority to educate the communities we serve about power line safety, especially children. That’s why we use a high-voltage electrical safety demonstration table at local schools and community events. We believe children, especially, need to learn about electric safety.

7 Points to Remember for First Responders

When first responders show up at the scene of a vehicle accident that has occurred under a power line, their first thought isn’t always to check for a downed line. This could prove to be fatal for both responders and victims. A downed power line can cause an injury or fatality for up to 30 feet around the point of contact depending on various factors.

Here are 7 things you should do if you are the first person to the scene of a vehicle crash that has hit or is under a power line.

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