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Fire Chief offers safety reminders

By By MICHELE GERLACH Publisher
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.