It's said that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. We hope you never need this information. But if you do, it could save a life.
If someone is involved in an electrical accident in or around your home:
- Go to the main circuit breaker and turn off all power to the house.
This will ensure all electrical circuits are de-energized.
- Call 9-1-1 for medical help immediately.
Injuries from electric shock are often internal and may be more serious than they appear. Some injuries may not become evident until hours later. Even if the victim remains conscious and insists he/she is alright, call for help.
Outside Power Lines
If someone comes into contact with an outside power line:
- Call 9-1-1 for police and medical help.
They will notify FirstEnergy immediately so the power can be turned off.
- Do not attempt to remove the person from the line.
You might receive a shock and be injured as well.
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