Safety Articles

Trimming Trees Around Power Lines

We all love trees. We know everyone in our communities enjoys the beauty and shade trees provide. However, trees and power lines are a dangerous mix without regular trimming during the growing season. If you see us out in the community trimming, remember the many...

How is Power Restored?

Electricity is part of our everyday lives and we end up taking it for granted. We expect electric power to be there when we wake up to an alarm, brew our coffee, check our email, heat our water, cook our breakfast and nearly everything else we do throughout the day....

Severe Weather and Downed Power Lines

Severe weather can cause damage to power lines and utility poles. You should take caution if you come across any downed power lines.  “If you see a downed power line, call 911 to report it immediately and stay away. There is no way to tell if a line is energized...

Trip Wire Alerts from Heartland Security

The latest security cameras from Alarm.com use video analytics technology that helps pinpoint only the events that matter to you. This technology can recognize the difference between important activity versus other events. Rather than get alerted every time...
Tips for a Safe Harvest

Tips for a Safe Harvest

Agriculture is the backbone of our country, and our livelihood greatly depends on the crops provided by American farmers. In addition to being one of the most labor-intensive professions, farming is also considered one of the most dangerous jobs in the U.S. The hard...

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Know What’s Below: Steps for Safe Digging

Know What’s Below: Steps for Safe Digging

Spring is just around the corner, and there’s never been a better time to get outside and enjoy the fresh air. Perhaps you’re making plans for a new garden or a lawn makeover. However you’re planning to revamp your backyard oasis, remember to keep safety in mind for...

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Four Tips for Winter Safety

Four Tips for Winter Safety

It’s no surprise that winter months bring increased potential for fire risks and electrical safety hazards. This makes sense because during the coldest months, consumers are using additional electrical devices and appliances, like space heaters, electric blankets and...

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Who Owns What?

Who Owns What?

When it comes to electrical equipment and lines, it's a good refresher to know who owns which part of delivery system for electricity. The graphic below explains which part the Member Owned Cooperative is responsible for and which part members personally are...

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4 Common Culprits of Electrical Fires

4 Common Culprits of Electrical Fires

Outdated wiring and overloaded circuits are the most common causes of electrical fires. Check the following areas of your home to ensure your home’s electrical safety is up to par. Electrical outlets: Faulty electrical outlets are a leading cause in home fires. As...

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