Lineman Appreciation Day 2019

National studies consistently rank power line installers and repairers among the most dangerous jobs in the country and for good reason. Laboring high in the air wearing heavy equipment and working directly with high voltage creates the perfect storm of a dangerous and unforgiving profession. But linemen are up to the task. These brave men are committed to safety as well as the challenges of their job.

DREMC’s linemen are responsible for keeping power flowing day and night, regardless of national holidays, vacations, birthdays, weddings or other important family milestones.

To perform their jobs successfully, linemen depend on their years of training, experience and each other to get the job done safely.

Monday, April 8, 2019 is Lineman Appreciation Day. Please take a moment and acknowledge the many contributions our linemen make to the local community.

DREMC linemen in action!
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National Lineman Appreciation Day Resolution

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 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.