MCDONOUGH — For Milton Stokes, a Georgia Energy lineman who works out of the Noah’s Ark working headquarters in Jonesboro, coming to work and leaving safely is at all times his high precedence.
As a husband and father to 2 ladies, he is aware of the significance of getting house to his household day by day. Early in his marriage and when his daughters had been born, he labored as a firefighter in Macon.
“I made the transition from firefighting to line work to advance my household’s high quality of life and since I knew Georgia Energy is a safety-oriented firm,” he stated. “That is likely one of the huge causes I knew it will be a terrific match for me.”
Stokes began his profession on the utility within the apprentice program and realized the ins and outs of sustaining and restoring utility strains and infrastructure, and the significance of sustaining a security tradition everyday.
“To make sure that everybody goes house safely day by day, you study early on to by no means be afraid to ask questions,” he stated. “It’s higher to ask too many than for somebody to get harm.”
“On the fireplace division, we known as ourselves a brotherhood. At Georgia Energy, we imagine in being your brother’s keeper and to at all times be searching for each other’s well-being. Every little thing we do is safety-oriented,” he went on to say.
He practices these requirements as he helps prepare different line staff on the instruments and equipment essential to underground repairs and upkeep. He ceaselessly works with different crews at Hartsfield-Jackson Worldwide Airport and throughout the south metro space in Clayton, Henry, Spalding and Butts counties to make sure prospects have dependable service.
“Usually occasions, we’re the face of the corporate in the neighborhood after we pull up in our vans to revive energy after a storm. It feels good when our prospects present their appreciation for us and in return, we be certain to maintain them knowledgeable,” he stated. “Nobody needs to be left at nighttime – actually or figuratively!”
Through the month of April, Georgia Energy and different electrical utilities in Georgia are celebrating and thanking utility staff throughout the state. The every day work accomplished by line staff in Georgia’s communities is at all times acknowledged, however their work has been particularly pronounced over the previous yr, as many households proceed to work and study at house as a result of COVID-19 pandemic.
Utility crews and personnel reply to outages and important work in all situations and following extreme climate, together with the current spring thunderstorms and tornadoes throughout the state.
Moreover, Georgians can have a good time and interact by means of social media through the use of and following #ThankALineman and visiting Georgia Energy’s Fb (www.Fb.com/GeorgiaPower), Twitter (@GeorgiaPower) and Instagram (@ga_power) pages.