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2021
July
26,
2021
| 15:06 PM America/New_York
Did you know that signs or other items posted on utility poles can create serious safety hazards for linemen?Staples, nails and tacks used to hang signs – as well as the signs themselves – pose dangers to linemen, who may need to climb poles when res...
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June
11,
2021
| 14:57 PM America/New_York
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Climate Prediction Center predicts a 60% chance for an above-normal hurricane season this year, which means severe storms are more likely to occur.   Jackson EMC offers these tips on how to p...
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March
05,
2021
| 16:22 PM America/New_York
Just as your vehicle needs regular checkups to operate properly, so does your home’s electrical system.Electrical fires are a serious risk to your home. By checking switches, outlets, cords, appliances and the electrical panel, you’re reducing the po...
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February
22,
2021
| 15:05 PM America/New_York
Considering your options for home security? When it comes to protecting your home, EMC Security offers some questions to ask as you evaluate your options.Is the System Professionally Monitored? With round-the-clock monitoring, if there's an emergency...
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January
14,
2021
| 08:32 AM America/New_York
Electrical failures and malfunctions are the most common causes of electrical fires. You can check your home’s electrical system to spot potential safety hazards.Electrical OutletsFaulty electrical outlets are a leading cause of home fires. As outlet...
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2020
October
23,
2020
| 11:35 AM America/New_York
If you had a fire at your home, would your family members know how to escape safely? The National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA) recommends families make a home fire escape plan incase there’s a fire in their home. In October, NFPA celebrates...
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June
12,
2020
| 14:35 PM America/New_York
Hurricane season is officially here. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) predicts a 60% chance for an above-normal hurricane season this year, which means severe storms are more likely to occur.   The threat of hurricanes is...
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March
10,
2020
| 10:00 AM America/New_York
Lightning strikes can happen any time there’s a storm. Electrical surges from lightning or power surges can damage or destroy household appliances and equipment. Jackson EMC offers surge protection to members to help protect against surges that co...
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March
10,
2020
| 08:50 AM America/New_York
When you see a utility vehicle parked on the side of the road working in an official capacity, you can help keep line crews safe by moving over a lane or slowing down and being prepared to stop. Georgia is one of many states that requires motorist...
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February
17,
2020
| 09:28 AM America/New_York
Severe weather can happen any time of year. When severe weather hits, it’s important to have basic supplies ready in the event of extended power outages. During and after dangerous weather – such as winter storms, a tornado or a summer downpour – ...
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February
04,
2020
| 16:48 PM America/New_York
After learning more about surge protectors, I recently gave each of my kids a surge protector. My children are grown. Maybe they already have their key electronics plugged into surge protectors. Maybe they know the difference between power strips ...
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2019
November
14,
2019
| 08:12 AM America/New_York
Jackson Electric Membership Corporation (EMC) system control coordinator Greg Mathis received a Life Saving Award from Georgia EMC during the state association’s annual meeting in Savannah this month. Mathis was honored for saving the life of a fello...
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November
13,
2019
| 11:26 AM America/New_York
Accidents happen. Would you know what to do if your vehicle crashed into an electric utility pole? Knowing what to do could be the difference between life and death. Always consider power lines and other electrical equipment to be live and dangero...
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November
13,
2019
| 11:25 AM America/New_York
When you use LED lights to decorate for the holidays, you can save energy. Compared to standard incandescent lights, using ENERGY STAR®-rated LED lights are 70% more energy efficient and last 10 times longer, according to the U.S. Department of Energ...
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October
17,
2019
| 09:50 AM America/New_York
As the temperature outside starts to drop this fall, you may want to use a space heater to warm a specific room without cranking up the thermostat. Stay safe with these tips for space heaters: Plug your space heater directly into a wall outlet ...
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August
16,
2019
| 08:27 AM America/New_York
When playing outdoors, keep a safe distance from power lines, substations and other equipment used to send electricity to homes and businesses. Keep these tips in mind to stay safe around power substations. Teach children to avoid climbing fe...
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May
15,
2019
| 10:00 AM America/New_York
May is an ideal time for spring cleaning. And since it’s also National Electrical Safety Month, why not keep this list in mind while tidying up around your home? Clean appliances that may have a buildup of food debris, oil or dust, which could b...
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April
15,
2019
| 09:11 AM America/New_York
A home security system provides your family with additional protection in the event of an emergency. As children get older and can stay at home by themselves for longer periods of time, it may be time to teach them about using a home security system....
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April
15,
2019
| 09:10 AM America/New_York
Know What’s Below Before starting any landscaping work that requires digging – such as planting trees or shrubs, setting posts, or building a deck – be sure to call 811 first. Underground utilities, such as buried gas, water and electric lines,...
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March
18,
2019
| 14:00 PM America/New_York
Motorists in Georgia already know they should move over one lane when they drive near a law enforcement officer working on the side of a roadway. But, did you know that same law applies to utility linemen working near roadways? Georgia’s Move O...
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March
18,
2019
| 13:59 PM America/New_York
If you see a downed power line, always assume it’s energized and dangerous. Avoid going near it or anything in contact with the power line. Also, follow these tips: Never drive over a downed power line or through water that’s touching a line. D...
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January
14,
2019
| 17:02 PM America/New_York
When temperatures drop and winter storms hit, heavy snow and ice can lead to downed power lines. During a power outage, Jackson EMC crews will work as quickly and as safely as possible to restore power, but there are a few things you can do to prepar...
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2018
November
13,
2018
| 14:25 PM America/New_York
The holidays are coming – and for many families, that means it’s time to deck the halls with festive lighting. Statistics show home fires and electrical accidents typically increase during winter months, so keep these holiday lighting tips in mind fo...
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October
10,
2018
| 10:59 AM America/New_York
Fires can happen anywhere. And when there’s a fire, smoke spreads fast. A working smoke detector gives you an early warning to get outside quickly when fire is detected. To keep your family safe, follow these tips from the National Fire Protection...
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October
10,
2018
| 10:58 AM America/New_York
Jackson EMC takes steps to protect its members’ information. But, it’s not unusual for the cooperative to learn about scams targeting our members. You can avoid being the victim of a cyber-based scam by following these first-line defense steps: US...
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July
17,
2018
| 17:25 PM America/New_York
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
| 10:10 AM America/New_York
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
| 11:42 AM America/New_York
(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
| 14:53 PM America/New_York
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
| 11:20 AM America/New_York
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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