Safety

March
18,
2019
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
March
18,
2019
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
January
31,
2019
Jackson EMC has received reports of members receiving phone calls from scammers claiming to be from the cooperative and urging members to renew non-existent warranties. Members should be aware of the rise of this recent scam, called spoofing. In
January
14,
2019
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
November
13,
2018
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
October
10,
2018
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
October
10,
2018
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
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
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
June
20,
2018
It was 20 years ago that Jackson EMC and its neighboring co-op, Walton EMC, started a home security business, called EMC Security. In October 2006, GreyStone Power Corporation, based in Douglasville, joined as a partner in the cooperative-owned
February
13,
2018
It’s the kind of unexpected call that grabs your attention: “Pay now or your electricity will be turned off immediately.” Based on recent reports, increasingly consumers in the United States are getting these types of phone calls – often called