Media invited to observe how to get out of a car safely if a live power line falls on it

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Media are invited to attend a safety demonstration in Toronto aimed at educating motorists on how to react safely if a power line falls on their vehicle.

Date: Thursday, February 18
Time: 10 a.m.
Location: Toronto Fire Academy, 895 Eastern Ave.

When a power line falls on a vehicle, the best advice is to stay inside and call 911. If the car’s occupants need to escape immediately, there is a recommended procedure, which firefighters will demonstrate for media.

Representatives of Toronto Hydro, Toronto Paramedic Services and the Toronto Police Service will also participate in this media event.

Toronto is Canada’s largest city, the fourth largest in North America, and home to a diverse population of about 2.8 million people. It is a global centre for business, finance, arts and culture and is consistently ranked one of the world’s most livable cities. For information on non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can visit http://www.toronto.ca, call 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, or follow us @TorontoComms.

Media contacts:
Toronto Fire Services Media Line, 416-338-0763, firemedia@toronto.ca
Tori Gass, Toronto Hydro, 416-903-4037, media@torontohydro.com