Never touch a power line! Report downed power lines immediately
Don’t put signs or advertisements on power poles – they are a hazard and reduce the life of the pole
Be careful not to touch overhead power lines with ladders, TV antennas or other equipment
Never retrieve balls or other objects from substations – high-voltage equipment is very dangerous
Indoor Safety Tips:
Always replace damaged cords
Never use electrical appliances in wet areas
Pull on the plug, not the cord, to unplug an appliance
Don’t overload outlets with too many appliances
Unplug extension cords if not in use
Use the correct wattage for light bulbs. Higher than recommended wattages can overheat and lead to fire
Flathead Electric will provide electrical safety programs to schools, civic organizations, and those involved in emergency services upon request. The Cooperative also has a continuing public education program. Information about electrical safety, environmental protection and utility careers is available. Call 406-751-4400 for more information.
If someone in your home is dependent on life-support equipment, do not wait until an outage to notify us. Call us now at 406-751-4483. We will give these residences priority when services are reconnected. The Cooperative suggests that you have a stand-by generator available as a precautionary measure.
Radio Help is a community service program designed to increase public awareness that radio-equipped Cooperative vehicles can provide an instant link between emergency assistance and the scene of an accident, fire, or life threatening situation.
Radio-equipped vehicles all display a Radio Help decal. All our employees are part of a community wide effort to help make our neighborhoods safe.
If our crews see something suspicious, they will report it to our office which will in turn prompt a call to the local authorities.