150 Florida lineman put their skills to the test in this year’s competition
Electric utility linemen across the state performed at the 2023 Florida Lineman Competition.
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The 150 linemen, including 23 from Orlando Utilities Commission, showed off their skills and knowledge through activities and exercises.
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The event took place in a field near the Marriot Orlando Airport Lakeside.
Florida Municipal Electric Association hosted the event, where workers competed in a speed climb, cross-arm change-out and hurt-man rescue.
This year, there was a new mutual aid portion where two apprentices and one journeyman worked together.
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The competition began in 2001 to celebrate the men and women who risk their lives to give power to communities.
“Not only does this annual event give lineworkers a chance to provide the public with a glimpse into their daily work lives, but it is also an opportunity for professional development, recognition and camaraderie,” said Amy Zubaly, FMEA Executive Director.
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