Newsroom Jackson EMC (safety)

2018
July
17,
2018
If you’re making plans for new landscaping — perhaps even a new deck — make sure you call 811 before you dig. Underground utilities, such as buried gas, water and electric lines, can be a shovel thrust away from turning your weekend plans for new ...
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June
20,
2018
Severe weather can happen any time of the year. You can stay prepared by following these tips: Prepare a 72-hour emergency kit with food, water & supplies. Make a household plan, including where to take shelter during major storms. Prepare for...
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2017
November
14,
2017
(JEFFERSON, GA. Nov. 14, 2017) – Jackson EMC’s Tim Sweat, senior director of job safety and training, received the prestigious Cofer-Langston Award during the 2017 fall meeting of the Georgia Foreman and Supervisors’ Association. The honor is awar...
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November
09,
2017
Jackson EMC has received multiple reports of members receiving phone calls from scammers claiming to be from their power company and urging immediate payment for power bills. Members should be aware of the rise of this recent scam, called spoofing. ...
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October
11,
2017
A fire can move very fast through a residence. You could have less than two minutes to safely leave your home once the smoke alarm sounds. That’s why the National Fire Prevention Association is advising families that “Every Second Counts: Plan Two...
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August
07,
2017
Do you want to know what goes on at home while you're away? Want to make sure your kids got home from school safely? If so, EMC Security can help. Video doorbells available at EMC Security allow you the immediacy of being at home, even when you’re...
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July
04,
2017
JACKSON EMC’S DEDICATION TO DELIVERING SAFE, RELIABLE AND UNINTERRUPTED ELECTRICITY IS MANIFESTED DAILY IN MULTIPLE WAYS. ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT—AND VISIBLE— IS THROUGH OUR TREE MAINTENANCE PROGRAM. When trees or their heavy branches grow too c...
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June
23,
2017
Summer is often the time we dust off the tool box and tackle some of those home improvement projects. Knowing that many Georgians have home improvement projects on the mind, scammers seize the opportunity to knock on your door and offer “assistance.”...
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May
05,
2017
In 1939 Washington Electric Co-op published this Q&A to educate members about the danger associated with electricity. Q: “If I should want to do something to my wire, is it all right if I put a ladder on the pole and turn off the transformer?” A:...
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March
13,
2017
Better beware of the latest utility scam. You get a phone call, and your caller ID says it’s your power company. If you call the number back to check, it even has a recording that sounds like your power company. But wait a minute – if they’re calling...
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2016
May
05,
2016
When playing outdoors, keep a safe distance from power lines, substations and other electrical equipment used to send electricity to your home or business. Flying kites and remote-controlled toys can be fun, but accidentally making contact with a ...
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May
05,
2016
At the end of every day, we want everyone to go home the same way they arrived. It’s an easy thing to say, but hard to deliver with the type of work we do and the number of vehicles we have on the road. Electricity helps us live our lives more com...
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2015
December
08,
2015
150 home fires are caused by holiday lights each year; 210 home fires start from Christmas trees. While these fires are rare, they are much more likely to cause injuries and death. Never place a Christmas tree near any heating source, such as a ...
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December
06,
2015
Fires don’t take a break for the holidays; actually, your risk increases. According to the National Fire Protection Association, winter months are the leading time of year for fires. Last year, more than 1 million fires were reported in the United St...
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May
06,
2015
Kites have a lot of significance for us in the electricity business. Benjamin Franklin’s experiment in 1752 involving a kite, a key and a string confirmed the relationship between lightning and static electricity. Whether Franklin actually held the g...
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March
11,
2015
In scorching heat and arctic blasts, linemen suit-up from head to toe, protecting themselves in the unlikely event one of those wires might be live. The voltage running through power lines can create an electric arc about four times as hot as the sun...
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February
06,
2015
Winter weather brings cooler temperatures and sometimes snow and ice that can knock power out. Stay safe in the event of a storm and follow these tips to prepare for an outage. Before the Storm Create a Disaster Kit. If your water is pumped ...
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2014
December
01,
2014
We don’t take safety for granted at Jackson EMC; it is our first priority. Whether it’s our linemen working with high-voltage electricity or office personnel at their desks, we stress safety for the sake of all our employees and our members. Worki...
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December
01,
2014
In 2013, Georgia homeowners filed more insurance claims for losses caused by lightning than any other state, according to data collected by the U.S. Insurance Institute. They estimate lightning strikes cost about $674 million in damage for American h...
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November
01,
2014
Protecting the safety while ensuring the independence of you or your loved one just got easier, thanks to EMC Security. Our newest EMC Medical Alert products promise on-the-spot communications whether you’re inside your home or in the backyard – and ...
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July
01,
2014
There was a time in the not-so-distant past when a home telephone line was essential for home security monitoring. Those days are gone. A s communications technologies have advanced, EMC Security has kept pace, and their security alarm monitoring ...
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May
01,
2014
Spring is in the air and in just a few weeks, the kids will be out of school, playing in the yard and rollicking through the house. Since May is Electrical Safety Month, we encourage you to be mindful of the dangers of electricity and to share electr...
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February
01,
2014
Not only is EMC Security your perfect choice for home security; it’s also your source for personal safety. EMC Security provides personal safety in two ways – for people on-the-move with the MyForce personal safety service, and for those homebound...
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