Vehicles Contacting Utility Poles: Imminent Danger
If a vehicle has contacted a utility pole and there is imminent danger, such as a fire, and occupants must exit the vehicle, instruct them on using the jump and shuffle technique. Explain and demonstrate these steps from a safe distance:
- Do not step out of the vehicle, and do not touch the vehicle and the ground at the same time.
- Jump clear of the vehicle, landing with feet together.
- Shuffle away with small movements, keeping your feet close together and on the ground at all times.
- Continue shuffling until you are at least 100 feet away.