Every year, we take the time to thank the extraordinary lineworkers who dedicate their lives to keeping the lights on in our local communities. Twenty-nine lineworkers maintain 4,525 miles of line in West Florida Electric Cooperative’s (WFEC) four-county service territory, and without them, our world would be dark.
We depend on our entire staff to keep WFEC running smoothly, but in April, we honor all the lineworkers who often find themselves in dangerous and challenging situations, so our lives may be a little bit brighter and safer every day. These brave men repair damaged lines and maintain critical infrastructure for our communities. Without their hard work and commitment to the job, our co-op would not thrive.
No matter the time––day or night, weekday or weekend––if the lights go out, so do they. 33598001
Perhaps you have seen them raising their bucket trucks in howling winds and torrential rains, or in severe heat or freezing conditions. They work around the clock near high-voltage power lines until electricity is
restored to every member in our co-op community.
In addition to aiding members in our local service territory, lineworkers are always willing and eager to volunteer when a neighboring community, county or state is in need after a major outage occurs.
Our lineworkers are brave, committed and critical to our success. We hope you will join us in thanking the many lineworkers––both locally and around the world––that light our lives. Remember, your power works
because they do!
Use #ThankALineman on social media to show your support and keep an eye on the cooperative's social media as we spotlight our linemen during the month of April.