In April 2013, the 113th Congress of the United States passed a resolution naming the second Monday in April as “National Lineman Appreciation Day”. On April 13, 2015, JOEMC honors the hard-working men who often work in challenging conditions to keep the lights on.
Linemen are the first responders of the electric cooperative family, getting power back on and making things safe for all after storms and accidents. They work 365 days a year under dangerous conditions to build, maintain and repair the electric infrastructure, leaving their families and putting their lives on the line every day to keep the power on.
JOEMC’s 53 linemen make up over a third of the cooperative’s workforce. These men maintain close to 2,400 miles of line that provide electric service to over 73,000 meters in our six-county service area. Our crews also travel to other locations, after severe weather events, to assist in restoring power to other communities.
Thank a Linemen
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. We invite members to take a moment to thank a lineman for the work they do…if you see a JOEMC lineman on Lineman Appreciate Day or, for that matter, anytime during the month of April, show your support and let them know you appreciate the folks who light up our lives.