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National Thank a Lineman Day Approaches


April 10, 2015


Escambia River Electric Cooperative celebrates

National Lineman Appreciation Day


America’s electric cooperatives have designated the second Monday of April as National Lineman Appreciation Day.

On April 13, 2015, EREC will honor the hard working line crews who often work in challenging conditions to keep the lights on.

The full text of the resolution, which the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) Board adopted unanimously, follows:

“Whereas linemen leave their families and put their lives on the line every day to keep the power on; Whereas linemen work 365 days a year under dangerous conditions to build, maintain and repair the electric infrastructure; Whereas linemen are the first responders of the electric cooperative family, getting power back on and making things safe for all after storms and accidents; and Whereas there would be no electric cooperatives without the brave men and women who comprise our corps of linemen;

Therefore be it resolved that NRECA recognizes the Second Monday of April of each year as National Lineman Appreciation Day.”

We proudly recognize all electric linemen for the services they perform around the clock in dangerous conditions to keep the power flowing and to protect the public’s safety.

“EREC linemen can be called to work at any hour of the day or night to restore power to our communities,” said Clay R. Campbell, EREC General Manager/CEO.  “They are often working in hazardous conditions where a mistake can cost a limb or a life.  Our linemen, as well as linemen across the nation, truly deserve this special day of recognition.”

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