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Public Safety Training Team


Electrical hazards are not always easy to detect and can be fatal. Emera Maine’s Public Safety Training Team is committed to helping first responders learn to identify electrical hazards so they can safely handle emergencies within our communities.

The Public Safety Training Team offers free on-site training to first responder organizations, including police, fire and emergency medical services groups. The training includes videos and hands-on demonstrations. CEH credits are available to those who participate.

The program covers:

  • Recent electrical incidents
  • Basic electrical terminology
  • Grounding and ground current fault interruption (Gfci)
  • Electrical shock/electrocution
  • Arc flash/arc blast
  • Response to various emergencies
    • Touch potential
    • Step potential
    • Car/pole incidents
    • Equipment contacts
    • Structure fires
    • Pole fires
    • Contacting Emera Maine and what we need for information

The program runs approximately 2 hours, depending on class participation. Discussion and questions are encouraged throughout the class.

Emera Maine works to conduct classes during departments’ regularly scheduled training sessions, and encourages interested groups to invite other local departments to maximize the classes’ reach.

To request training, please fill out this form.