Colquitt County power company trains first-responders

  • Source: Thomasville Times-Enterprise
  • Published: 06/12/2018 01:07 PM

It sounded like a gunshot when the fuse was tripped in a safety demonstration for first responders Friday, and that was on purpose. A little flair was added to the demonstration when showing what could happen if a tree branch fell on a power line. Lloyd Green, Lowndes County fire marshal, said they put a metal conductor between two power lines to blow out the fuse on a demo-transformer. "Just for show, (we) added a little trick to it to make it pop to see who was paying attention," Green said. They added gunpowder to the fuse. With the start of the hurricane season, Colquitt EMC held an electrical class on downed power lines at the Lowndes County Fire Rescue station on U.S. 84.


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