Pioneer at Fort Loramie School


Pioneer Lineman Trainee Jeb Friend shows students what happens when various objects and equipment come in contact with power lines. Friend was presenting a program at Fort Loramie Elementary School.

Pioneer Lineman Trainee Jeb Friend shows students what happens when various objects and equipment come in contact with power lines. Friend was presenting a program at Fort Loramie Elementary School.


PIQUA — Pioneer Electric Cooperative visited more than 180 fourth-, fifth- and sixth-grade students at Fort Loramie Elementary School, May 7, to perform the co-op’s tabletop safety demonstration.

Pioneer’s manager of safety and construction, Steve McClay, and lineman trainee, Jeb Friend, presented information and showed examples of the potential dangers related to electricity. During the presentation, McClay explained the importance of staying out of trees that touch power lines, keeping kites away from power lines and not tampering with underground transformers found in residential areas.

McClay also explained that it is best to stay in vehicles that may be in contact with power lines after a vehicle accident and also showed students the proper way to exit a vehicle, if necessary.

Pioneer Lineman Trainee Jeb Friend shows students what happens when various objects and equipment come in contact with power lines. Friend was presenting a program at Fort Loramie Elementary School.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2018/05/web1_Pioneer-Electric-Photo.jpgPioneer Lineman Trainee Jeb Friend shows students what happens when various objects and equipment come in contact with power lines. Friend was presenting a program at Fort Loramie Elementary School.