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How Texas811 and GVEC Team Up for Safety
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cooperarive (CVEC) has irom the professionals and
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saieiy awareness lo everyone ‘A are driver ailernpns to Exit
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ereeulive manager Bobby ‘ , . _ ..___f- , I 
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,,GVEC has been my CVECi14)1l'm‘llp4)Ii‘imllrllltfvlzllollimlHlmllm,l( Wino » 1 [1 >- k - fly ‘ ‘
involved with educatlng all  if‘  
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sinee ilie early 1980s As time has iinding a utility parlner easl of san downed “M ’ ‘ ’

passed, we have increased our saiery Anioruo to anolior ii

awareness and educatlon programs Anoilier nearby worker inimediaiely
Io inelude the electrical 'Areing sr Enter Bobby Chnatmnsi who Sen’ '‘ H‘ -1 calls 911, lriggering an emergency
saiery' dernonsiraiion and classroom nntunal Dvvnflnnlty to exlvnnd C‘/E95 response by law enfurtzment, are
presenlaiions " eledncel entety and trnnnns eumC“‘“"‘ and EMS personnel who enier

and use llie eveni as a velnele lo deliver lhg Wm mg “gym and mm

cliiisimas says L}‘:;h2Iu:IenCe reheponses ilieir message ID a much broader blmng From ‘his pom mwmd

are gratifying. " et er It's c ildren, audienee. Mr. chrislmas oiiered lo .' '
teenager‘ nr ndnltsr they alvvaye seem hD~‘t llie eveni al die CVEC jhumas A.  the
to gel involved in the presenlauons and coor Lineman Tmlnlng Facility, a huge “HEM bringing A mum dmm
30 way thinking of how important it i» tract of land loealed in Gonzales, Texas of “gm; (0 ‘hi Wham Ah‘ they an
to be saie around eleelrieiry" whirli provided «he necessary spaee Embming ‘M, mdm command’
ln 2ll14,Texassl1 and the Damage “mi ‘“““°"““‘"“ ‘° ““°‘“"“’“‘““ “ ihe iirsl responders realize Lhe power
Prevenlion couneils oi Texas expanded ‘We Scale ~ntety te~'|We‘- lines may still be energized, so Lhey
ilieir damage preveniion ouireaeli inio TD hsfldline me gagia pm East eoniael CVEC for assisianee, ai whieli

eveni, ilie GVEC ream wenl io time the responding GVEC crew’~'
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