Edgecombe-Martin County Electric Membership Co-op will hold a free first responder and farm safety training session at 6 p.m. on Jan. 28 at the EMEMC truck shed at 679 N.C. 33 East in Tarboro.

Participants must pre-register for the training by calling Monica Speight at 252-641-9502 or monicas@ememc.com.

The training will cover a variety of electrical hazards that first responders and farm equipment operators could encounter, including:

  • Automobile accidents
  • House fires and electric meters
  • Downed power lines
  • Farm equipment clearance issues

The training will also include potential hazards in the home, including standby generators, as well as addressing what to do in the event of a farm accident involving electrical infrastructure and the role of public safety personnel during electrical emergencies.

Dinner will be provided to participants.