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When Disaster Strikes Twice

When Disaster Strikes Twice

When a disaster strikes, most people think of firefighters, the Red Cross, search-and-rescue teams and others as first responders to the scene, but many forget a crew that is just as critical — the crew made up of linemen.

Poudre Valley Rural Electric Association linemen were first on the scene right alongside firefighters and other first responders when the High Park fire ignited west of Fort Collins, Colorado, U.S., in 2012. In the fall of 2013, when floodwaters gushed through t

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