August 26 is Lineman Appreciation Day

Florida Lineman Appreciation Day is Aug. 26. On this day, we remember all the hard work the lineman do every day to keep the lights on in Lakeland. Without the dedication, hard work and efficiency of linemen, Lakeland would be a lot less bright. The men and women who serve our community, and across the state, put their lives on the line so we can enjoy the comfort of our own homes.

A lot of us take electricity for granted until it goes out. Linemen risk their lives every day in the name of public interest but are rarely celebrated as heroes. Their faces aren’t common on billboards, and they don’t have household names. They are lineworkers, men and women who make sure the power stays on in homes and businesses across Florida. In the event of a disaster, they often pave the way for first responders.

Here at Lakeland Electric, we have top-quality linemen. Their jobs range from repairing outages, addressing fallen power lines, quickly responding after storms, and so much more. While our linemen are on the job, their No. 1 priority is safety for both themselves and the community. Being a lineman is more than a job. Being a lineman means being a part of a family that looks out for each other.

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If you see a lineman on Aug. 26 or any other day, be sure to thank them. And the next time you flip on a switch or sit in the A/C, remember the lineman that made it possible. You can also celebrate Florida Lineman Appreciation Day and thank your local linemen by using the hashtags #FloridaLinemanAppreciationDay and #thankalineman on social media.