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.
Certainly, in Terry County in the last few months, we have seen have much we rely on these guys! From our City Electric Utility Department, headed up by Cat Gonzales to Lyntegar Rural Electric, we have seen how hard these guys work.
And, when we went through the week of near zero temperatures, we saw how our lineman also help out the other departments, as well.
A huge Thank You to our City and Rural Linemen who go out in any kind of weather, day or night to make sure we have power!
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.