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NATIONAL LINEMAN APPRECIATION DAY

donniemdonniem Posts: 1,958 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

Got your attention, I bet! But this is more like the Wichita Lineman type of lineman. Still very important even though they don't pass block.

NATIONAL LINEMAN APPRECIATION DAY

National Lineman Appreciation Day on April 18th honors the men and women who work around the clock to keep the power going. If the power is on where you are reading this article, you likely have a lineman to thank. 

From the power plant, the grid crisscrossing the country both above and underground, and right up to the meters on our homes, these men and women build and maintain the system that keeps our nation running.

Regardless of the source, the electricity has to be transported by employing transformers and other equipment. Due to the dangerous conditions power poses, safety is of utmost importance for both the lineman and the consumer.

When mother nature destroys what our linemen have built up, they are on call to build it back up again as quickly as possible. These men and women work tirelessly to get emergency systems back in working order and urgently return service to remaining areas.

Even when there is no crisis, they work under dangerous conditions on a daily basis. Whether they are working in trenches, near water, or on high towers, the risks are extreme.

HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalLinemanAppreciationDay

  • Give a shoutout on social media to linemen everywhere.
  • You can celebrate the day by thanking your local linemen.
  • Share your experiences as a lineman.
  • Attend a job fair and learn about the work linemen do.

I know I certainly appreciate them when tropical storms/hurricanes/thunderstorms hit our little FL village. They get out in some nasty weather. Easy to forget about them when the weather is nice and electricity is readily available.

Comments

  • ghostofuga1ghostofuga1 Posts: 8,430 mod

    My wife's nephew is a lineman for Ohio Edison. I never new the amount physical training and book testing those guys have to go through just to become an understudied before they meet lineman certification.

  • DAWGof96DAWGof96 Posts: 166 ✭✭✭ Junior

    You caught me with the headline. Myself being in the engineering field, the lineman earned my respect back in the Atlanta ice storm of 2000. I did a lot of bird dogging for them then. They have been a welcome sight when their trucks roll in after lines are down in the recent years of hurricanes and tornadoes

  • Bdw3184Bdw3184 Posts: 8,062 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate
    edited April 18

    Great post and accolades are due to these heroic people who risk their lives in this very dangerous occupation in order to keep our electricity flowing!

  • PerroGrandePerroGrande Posts: 4,956 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    I thought this was about Mims!

  • Palm_City_DawgPalm_City_Dawg Posts: 1,731 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate
    edited April 18
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