Advisory: 2018 Los Angeles Lineman’s Rodeo Competition to Showcase Utility Linemen Talent and Abilities

WHAT:  
Utility linemen from the Western United States and Canada will show off their knowledge, athleticism and commitment to safety at the 2018 Los Angeles Lineman’s Rodeo, held Saturday, May 19 in Sun Valley, CA. Hosted each year by the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) and IBEW Local 18, participants will complete challenging obstacles designed to test training, job skills and safety procedures, all while following detailed instructions and adhering to time limits. The event will also include 51 vendors and family-friendly activities. Competition winners will advance to the International Lineman’s Rodeo in Bonner Springs, KS.

WHO:   
23 journeyman and 36 apprentice lineman teams from 12 utilities across the Western United States and Canada, 51 vendors selling industry gear and supplies, 40 volunteers, LADWP employees and community members

WHEN:  
Saturday, May 19, 2018
7:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

WHERE:   
LADWP Truesdale Training Center
11760 Truesdale St.
Sun Valley, CA 91352

PARKING:
Open parking available, no check in required

VISUALS: 
Linemen completing timed, technical exercises on utility equipment and poles
Linemen demonstrating utility pole climbing ability and athleticism
Linemen practicing emergency response procedures by rescuing dummies, representing hurt employees, off of utility poles
Family-friendly activities and atmosphere
Awards ceremony

CONTACT:    
Ellen Cheng
(213) 367-1361
www.ladwpnews.com/media-center

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