National Lineworker Appreciation Day on April 11: Honoring Local Heroes in Hard Hats

Escambia River Electric Cooperative (EREC) joins the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association in celebrating its many lineworkers as part of National Lineworker Appreciation Day on Monday, April 11.

Every day, lineworkers face immense risks. Carrying heavy gear, they regularly scale 40-foot poles near high-voltage power lines, and often in the wake of mother nature’s worst. It’s no wonder their profession is among the 25 most dangerous jobs in the country.

EREC lineworkers maintain over 1,700 miles of electricity lines across two counties, keeping the lights on for approximately 12,000 members.

On April 11, you’re invited to #ThankALineworker by celebrating the men and women who work around the clock, putting their lives on the line to keep power flowing.
“Our lineworkers are heroes in every sense of the word,” said Ryan Campbell, CEO of EREC. “As the first responders of our workforce, we count on them to get us through some of our darkest hours, day or night. They truly deserve this special day of recognition.”