Yes, its that time of the year again!  Pole Top & Bucket Rescue training was conducted at
the NCEC office with the Texas Electric Cooperative Safety Specialist and Loss Control
Program. Pictured below are various NCEC outside employees preparing to safely lower
the rescue dummy to the ground, while several employees assist by truck and others
waiting to administer First Aid on the ground. NCEC, Inc. is committed to safety!
Lightning strikes more Americans than
tornadoes or hurricanes.  Don't take
chances with this deadly force of
Move to low ground.
Avoid open fields.
Do not seek shelter under trees.
At the beach, or in a swimming
  pool, get out of the water
  immediately.  Inside a
  building stay away from
Stay away from metal buildings.
Get off of the phone.
If your hair stands on end, you
may be a target.  Crouch low on
the balls of your feet.
Weather and car accidents are the
main causes of downed power lines.  
Always stay away and warn others to
stay clear.
If you see a downed power line,
  move away from the line
  and anything touching it.
If someone is in direct or
  indirect contact with a
  downed line do not touch
  the downed line. Call 911
Don't drive over downed power
  lines.  If you are in your
  car and it is in contact with
  a downed power line, stay
  in your car.
Honk your horn for help but tell
  others to stay away from
  your vehicle.
NCEC Employees Train for Pole Top & Bucket Rescue
Lightning Safety Rules
Downed Power Lines
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Coop employee climbing pole to rescue a dummy during pole top rescue exercises
Navarro County EC Employees
Earn Lifesaving Award
Lifesaving Award recognizes employees who perform
a heroic rescue and is one of the highest honors an
employee can receive.  Two of NCEC employees
received this award for their actions in 2014.

Greg Fisher and Jerad Taylor were on weekend
call duty in early 2014.  On February 2, Fisher
received a trouble call that one of the substation
circuits from Rocket was locked out.  After picking up
his duty partner, Taylor, they went on the call and
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