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Dig it safely

During the first quarter of 2012, electric co-ops, the members of Federated Rural Electric Insurance Exchange, have experienced 21 public contacts with five fatalities. The most recent public contact fatalities were the result of three vehicle-into-pole incidents, a line contractor contact, and a CB antenna contact with an overhead line. Federated Rural Electric Insurance Exchange […]

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Your inattention could be deadly

Drivers approach them with little forethought, until the warning sign appears that prison time is the result of killing a working in a highway work zone. Then you see it – the animated driver talking on a cell phone and then braking hard to avoid hitting a flagman. Electric utility crews, highway repairmen and many […]

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National Safe Boating Week

National Safe Boating Week begins May 19. This is a great opportunity to get your boat in order and prepare for a season of safe boating. To ensure a safe summer on the water, there are a variety of safety items that you must legally have on board your watercraft — including life vests, fire […]

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Home Safe Home

Electric energy use is typically on the rise during warmer weather, so as part of the new “Teach Learn Care” TLC campaign, Safe Electricity suggests “there is no time like the present” to conduct an electrical home inspection. The program encourages everyone to make sure your home is safe from electrical hazards to prevent electrical-related […]

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More power can improve safety

The farm shop may be the hub of winter activity for many farms. However it takes plenty of good lighting and electricity to clean combines, repair fall tillage equipment and prepare for spring planting. Power tools, compressors and welders all draw a considerable amount of power, and upgrading your electric service may also be a […]

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Backup power safely

You may be one of the millions of homeowners with a back-up generator for use when electric service is interrupted. A generator can be a real life saver keeping refrigerators, sump pumps and heaters working during an outage, but do you really know how to operate it safely? Unsafe operation can threaten the operator, his […]

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Resolve to be safe

Snap, crackle, and pop belong in your cereal bowl, not in the electrical outlets and fixtures in your home. When your home’s electrical circuitry is unhealthy, it may tell you – with the loss of power to a circuit, electrical shocks to you and your family, or sparks and flames. Needless to say, none is […]

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