Q What is the Co-op’s main concern during this heat wave?

A Our biggest concern right now is fireworks, given the hot, dry conditions and potential for fires near our poles and other equipment. We have experienced outages around the holiday weekend a few times in the past. Electrical circuits have been tripped, for instance, when long metal streamers contained in some fireworks have gotten into power lines and equipment. The Co-op just asks that people use caution and good judgement and be aware of their surroundings to prevent these safety hazards in the future. It is always a good idea to be prepared for outages and fires or anything else that might go wrong during our Independence Day celebrations, as well.