Lineman Robbie Easley will represent CHEC at the Statewide Pole Top Rescue Competition hosted by North Carolina’s Electric Cooperatives later this year in Raleigh. During the rescue drill, each lineman must perform in a scenario which finds a fellow worker unconscious atop a utility pole. The linemen, 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. Robbie earned his spot in the statewide competition by completing the rescue drill in two minutes and fifty-nine seconds at CHEC facilities in May. Silas Hooper, who came in second place at CHEC, will be Robbie’s alternate.
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