First Responder Beware

Advanced Safety Info

Firefighters, police, and EMTs are typically first on the scene in an emergency and face the greatest risk from electrical contacts, natural gas leaks, and fires. Understanding the potential dangers and learning how to deal with them correctly makes everyone safer.

This website and the information in the First Responder Beware materials are designed to supplement, not replace, your department’s standard operating procedures (SOPs).

In any utility related incident, be prepared for the utility vehicle to arrive and make sure there is a clear path to the incident site for utility personnel.