Newsroom Jackson EMC (safety,ice,be prepared)

2019
November
14,
2019
| 02:12 PM 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
| 05:26 PM 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
| 05:25 PM 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
| 03:50 PM 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
| 02:27 PM 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
| 04:00 PM 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
| 03:11 PM 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
| 03:10 PM 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
| 07:00 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
| 06:59 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
| 11:02 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
| 08:25 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
| 04:59 PM 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
| 04:58 PM 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
| 11:25 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
| 04:10 PM 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
| 05:42 PM 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
| 08:53 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
| 05:20 PM 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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August
07,
2017
| 05:17 PM America/New_York
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
| 06:00 AM America/New_York
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
| 02:47 PM America/New_York
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
| 10:10 PM America/New_York
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
| 12:00 AM America/New_York
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
| 12:00 AM America/New_York
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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May
05,
2016
| 12:00 AM America/New_York
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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2015
December
08,
2015
| 12:00 AM America/New_York
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
| 12:00 AM America/New_York
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
| 06:00 AM America/New_York
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
| 05:00 AM America/New_York
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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