Thank a Lineworker
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Thank a Lineworker!
Do your students know that lineworkers work hard through storms, snow and sunshine to keep the lights on in your community? We invite you and your students to celebrate Lineworker Appreciation Day on April 18 in recognition of all that lineworkers do for the residents and businesses in your area!
Line work is not easy. Lineworkers must have the physical strength and agility to climb poles, dig trenches, and more while wearing equipment that can weigh around 45 pounds. They also expose themselves to danger every day, whether it be dealing with high voltage lines or working hundreds of feet off the ground on a pole or in a bucket lift. Since power outages can happen at any time and can be caused by anything from a storm to a car accident, lineworkers need to be prepared to spring into action at a moment’s notice.
During an emergency, lineworkers are typically the first people on the scene. Storms and other catastrophic events can down power lines and put civilians and first responders at risk of electrocution. Before EMTs, law enforcement officials, and firefighters enter an emergency zone, lineworkers go in and work to make sure the area is safe for other first responders to do their work.
So get out there an thank the lineworkers in your community!