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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.