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Two White River Valley lineman tackle safety courses in Jefferson City

Jacob Kennedy of Branson and Jeremiah Jussel of Ava, both employees of White River Valley Electric Cooperative, attended the Overhead and Aerial Basket School at the AMEC Training Center on October 24-27 in Jefferson City.

The course emphasized safe and efficient live line work practices and procedures to the class. Field instruction focused on the proper application of protective insulating equipment, live line tools and aerial devices utilized when installing and maintaining energized lines and equipment. AMEC and instructors from several of Missouri’s electric cooperatives were assisted by Greg Davenport and Jason Dettmar, Hubbell Power Systems, Brian Jacobi, Central Electric Power Cooperative, and James Coffee, Pike Corporation, during the school.

AMEC is the service organization for the state’s 47 electric cooperatives which serves more than 560,000 rural Missourians.

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