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Four County Line Worker Places 3rd in State Competition

January 1st, 2013

Freddy White, First Class Line Worker places 3rd in the State. Freddy White, First Class Line Worker places 3rd in the State.

Freddy White, a First Class Line Worker for Four County EMC competes in Pole Top Rescue Competition. Freddy completed the drill in 2:02 securing third place. Click more and check out our video.

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More than 600 North Carolina electric cooperative line workers began the year competing for the 2012 title. Winners of local cooperative and regional competitions advanced to the state championship on Tuesday, November 27 in Raleigh, and a total of 23 people competed.

Freddy has worked as a lineman for the co-op for 14 years. This was his fourth time representing Four County at Pole Top Rescue and his second time placing third in this same competition in 2010. 

In the Pole Top Rescue scenario, line workers place an emergency radio call, don climbing gear, scale 20 feet up a utility pole, rig a rope, lower a 105-pound mannequin and begin CPR. The scenario used at the Pole Top Rescue Competition is the same scenario all North Carolina electric cooperative line workers must perform in less than five minutes in order to maintain their certification to work on co-op lines.

Four County EMC is a member-owned electric cooperative serving over 32,500 members in Bladen, Duplin, Pender, Sampson, Columbus and Onslow counties.

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