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City of Fountain Honors Lineworkers


April 18, 2018

Patricia St. Louis

City of Fountain's General Foreman of the Electric Department Jerry Farr (left) with Mayor Pro Tem Phil Thomas and the proclamation the Fountain City Council passed declaring April 18 as "Lineworker Appreciation Day."

If the power is on where you are reading this, you have a lineworker to thank. Today (Wednesday, April 18) is "Lineworker Appreciation Day," honoring the serious and vital work carried out by electrical crews.

"The City of Fountain lineworkers do a difficult, dangerous job that really matters. Every day, lineworkers are at work handling thousands of volts of electricity high atop power lines. The job requires special training and skill. It's also a job they must perform safely in all kinds of weather conditions, at any hour of the day or night," Electric Department Superintendent Carl Chris...

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