Protecting the Public

Police BarricadeSecure the area to keep the public away until your FirstEnergy electric company personnel tell you it is safe. Reroute traffic, and establish a safety perimeter to keep the affected area off limits.

If there are transformers or circuit breakers involved in the situation, be alert for explosions, smoke hazards and oil releases. If an oil release occurs, follow your department’s evacuation guidelines for a hazardous materials response.