Pole Top Rescue Competition Results
November 28th, 2012
By Heather Vaughan
Sanford, N.C., November 28, 2012 –Harris Morrison, a lineman at Central EMC, represented Central Electric very well at the Pole Top Rescue Competition in Raleigh on Tuesday. Despite rainy conditions, Harris finished in the top 10 of his class with a time of 2:29. The fastest time was around 1:30.
At the Pole Top Rescue competition, a line worker must react to a scenario where a fellow worker is unconscious atop a utility pole. The competitor, dressed in full climbing gear, must radio for help, scale 20-feet up a utility pole, rig a rope, lower a 105-pound mannequin and begin CPR. This competition pits line workers against the clock and each other as they demonstrate essential lifesaving skills. Each competitor had to win a local competition in order to advance to the championship in our state capital.
The scenario used at the Pole Top Rescue Competition is the same 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. To see what you missed be sure and watch the video titled Pole Top Rescue Results in our videos section. Also view the pictures below:
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