OCEAN SPRINGS, MS (WLOX) - Some Coast firefighters are getting information that may help save their lives at a fire scene. Mississippi Power put on a seminar Wednesday for the Ocean Springs Fire Department on electrical safety.
Experts showed the firefighters how to turn off electricity to houses as well as large commercial buildings. Officials say because water can conduct electricity, it's important that the power be cut off before firefighters try to put out a blaze.
Mississippi Power officials say they also put on the electrical safety seminar for law enforcement agencies and other emergency personnel.