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Our ANNUAL MEETING was a huge success!
Fun was had by all!
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Mike Snider performed before a crowd of 900~ STEMC Members!
High Voltage Demonstrations
Southwest Tennessee Electric Membership Corporation hosted High Voltage Demonstrations at various locations Friday, August 12th through Friday, August 19th. The demonstration made its debut at STEMC’s Annual Meeting, Friday, August 12, for CO-OP members. It was also presented for STEMC members, local First Responders and the general public the week of August 15-19th in various locations through the service area; locations included Jackson, Henderson, Brownsville, Atoka and Covington.
The High Voltage Demonstration Trailer was on loan from the Job Training and Safety program of the Tennessee College of Applied Technology. The purpose of the demonstrations was to increase awareness of the dangers presented by electricity.
Presenting the demos were STEMC employees Safety Coordinator, Brian Holland, and Lineman, Thomas Carlton, from the Brownsville office, Curtis Thorton, Apprentice Lineman, and Line Foreman, Tim Curlin, both from the Atoka office, and Chris Austin, Lineman out of the Jackson office.
There was no lack of attention from the crowds as these pros showed the audience the importance of safety around powerlines. They simulated the following situations for bystanders:
Downed powerline on a car
Tree limbs on a powerline
Contact of aluminum ladder to powerline
Firefighting gear coming in contact with a line
What goes on during an outage
Generator safety and the importance of using transfer switches
In summing up the reason for the demonstration Safety Coordinator, Brian Holland stated, “Education for our Members and First Responders plays an integral role in getting them home safely after encountering a powerline emergency.”
SCAM ALERT!!! Members need to be aware:
Members in our Chester County area have received calls from someone claiming to be a Southwest TN EMC representative. The scammer is telling the member that they have a balance due that must be paid immediately. Generally these scammers will ask for the member to purchase a prepaid Visa to make the payment over the phone. If you get a request like this from someone, it is not an STEMC representtive.
STEMC members are encouraged to contact us at 731-585-0504 if there is any suspicious activity.