Lower Yellowstone REC features safety lessons at annual meeting

LYREC safety demonstration trailer

Rich Gorde, Lower Yellowstone REC line foreman, explains the purpose of the safety demonstration trailer.

Lower Yellowstone REC, a Basin Electric Class C member headquartered in Sidney, MT, featured a safety demonstration trailer at their 81st annual meeting of the membership, held June 1.

Jason Brothen, the cooperative’s general manager, says about 1,000 members attend the meeting every year, and they decided this was a good opportunity to teach about safety near electricity.

“The trailer shows what happens in power outage situations, arcing situations if a power line is down,” Brothen says. “Hopefully the members are able to learn a little something about the system that is around them.”

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