Idaho Power Crews Prepare for Wildfire Season

Wildfire season is upon us, and Idaho Power crews are working to face the heat with specialized equipment and training focused on safety and limiting fire-related outages.

During fire season, Idaho Power crews carry extra water, fire shelters, leather gloves and boots, firefighting hand tools, backpack water pumps and heavy-duty fire extinguishers. Field crews are required to wear fire resistant clothing year-round.

In addition to the extra equipment, Idaho Power crews maintain a supply of backup equipment to replace damaged power poles, transformers, conductor, and other hardware.

Being prepared to tackle the elements limits the length of fire-related outages and protects our crews, infrastructure and customers. It’s also a big reason why the average Idaho Power customer is without power for less than two hours per year.

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Jordan Rodriguez
Communications Specialist