What should I do if I see a wire down?
Call 911. Overhead wires can carry electricity, cable television or telephone service. Electrical voltages vary from as little as a few volts to over 13,000. All wires should be considered as dangerous because they could come in contact with an electrical transmission line somewhere along their path.

Downed wires may also come in contact with fences and other conductive objects. Stay away and contact your Fire Department. We will help to identify the wire and assess the risk. Firefighters will then establish a safe perimeter using yellow barrier tape and notify the appropriate utility for repair. In high-hazard cases, firefighters may stand by at the scene to keep people safely away.

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1. Does the Fire Department offer fire station tours or appearances?
2. Does the Fire Department provide ambulance services?
3. Is there a charge for fire suppression?
4. Which hospitals do fire department ambulances transport to?
5. Is there a charge for EMS care?
6. How can I get a copy of my fire report?
7. How can I get a copy of my EMS report?
8. Why does the fire engine go on EMS runs?
9. My smoke detector is occasionally chirping. What should I do?
10. What should I do if I see a wire down?
11. What if my carbon monoxide detector goes off?
12. Are bonfires allowed in Garden City?
13. Are fireworks legal in Garden City?