GAFFNEY — America’s electric cooperatives have designated the second Monday of April as National Lineman Appreciation Day.
On April 11, 2016, Broad River Electric will honor the dedicated men who often work in challenging conditions to keep the lights on. We proudly recognize all electric linemen for the services they perform around the clock in dangerous conditions to keep power flowing and protect the public’s safety.
“Our line workers are the first responders of our electric distribution system, and they work around the clock on high-voltage lines,” said Terry Mallard, CEO of Broad River Electric. “Conditions can be dangerous, but they power through to ensure reliable service for our members.”
Twenty five men maintain 2,575 miles of line in Broad River Electric’s service territory.
Broad River Electric invites members to take a moment and thank a lineman for the work they do. Use #thankalineman to show your support for the men and women who light our lives.
A silhouette of Broad River Electric lineman Cameron Smith while working on a line prior to a storm.
This story was submitted by Broad River Electric Cooperative.