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REC joins Commitment to Zero Contacts

In April 2018, the Commitment to Zero Contacts initiative was designed to help eliminate serious injuries and fatalities due to electrical contact and enhance co-op safety programs. REC joined the initiative and Manager of Safety and Loss Control/Facilities Leonard Coffee (right) received REC's commitment certificate at Oklahoma Association of Electric Cooperatives' Annual Meeting.

REC donates money to rural fire departments to assist with needs

In REC’s service area, there are 23 rural fire departments with over 370 men and women volunteering their time to help protect their families, neighbors and friends. Not only do these individuals fight fires, but they also help construct buildings to house equipment, perform maintenance and work fundraisers to have the necessary money to purchase fuel and equipment to protect homes and properties in their area. These services survive because of the dedication of volunteer firefighters.

REC's youth program winners

Rural Electric Cooperative recently awarded and recognized 24 area students with trips and scholarships. Ten high school seniors shared $11,000 in scholarships assisting with their college expenses. Six high school juniors received all-expense paid trips this summer- three won trips to Washington D.C. for Youth Tour and three won trips to Cooperative Youth Leadership Camp near Steamboat Springs, Colorado. While eight eighth graders won a trip to Oklahoma Association of Electric Cooperative’s YouthPower Energy Camp at Canyon Camp near Hinton, Oklahoma.