The following safeguards apply whenever you arrive at a fire that involves electric power lines, substations or other electric equipment:

  • Always wear full personal protective equipment (PPE) and self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA).
  • Identify any overhead power lines before extending ladders and aerial equipment. Designate a spotter to make sure you maintain safe clearances.
  • Confirm the interruption and restoration of electric service with PPL Electric Utilities.

When protecting exposures during fires that involve electric equipment, stay at least 100 feet away from downed power lines and objects that may be energized. Use a 30-degree fog pattern at 100 psi, NEVER a straight stream.