Electrical Public Safety at American Electric Power - Guidelines Used Around Downed Power Lines (Continued)

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Electrical Public Safety at American Electric Power - Guidelines Used Around Downed Power Lines (Continued)

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Summary

These two videos, Exiting a Vehicle and De-energizing Equipment are the next in a series of seven to help first responders learn more about the dangers of electricity and what to do in certain emergency situations.  Do you know what to do if a downed power line falls on your vehicle?  If you answered exit the vehicle, you may be incorrect.  The attached videos will provide you with step-by-step instructions to follow if you ever encounter this situation. 

 

AEP ranks among the nation's largest generators of electricity, owning nearly 38,000 megawatts of generating capacity in the U.S.  AEP also owns the nation's largest electricity transmission system, a nearly 39,000-mile network that includes more 765 kilovolt extra-high voltage transmission lines than all other U.S. transmission systems combined.
 
AEP's utility units operate as AEP Ohio, AEP Texas, Appalachian Power (in Virginia, West Virginia), AEP Appalachian Power (in Tennessee), Indiana Michigan Power, Kentucky Power, Public Service of Oklahoma, and Southwestern Electric Power Company (in Arkansas, Louisiana and east Texas).

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Monday, August 1, 2011 - 12:00pm
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