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 NATIONAL LINEMAN APPRECIATION DAY
- 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.
- Use #NationalLinemanAppreciationDay and #thankalineman on Social Media