Fire Chief offers safety reminders

Published 1:42 am Wednesday, September 22, 2004

As Escambia County residents make progress in recovering from the effects of Hurricane Ivan, safety is critical. Brewton Fire Chief Lawrence Weaver provided the following safety reminders:
If the generator is not properly connected, it can back feed, he said. If it hits a transformer, it can convert to 7,200 volts and kill somebody working on a power line, he said. Secondly, he reminds people that generators need to be outdoors.
The Brewton Fire Department can be contacted at 867-7165.

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