Touch-a-Truck Fun and More

August 7, 2019

FirstEnergy participates in numerous community activities to help educate customers about electric safety and our industry. Here’s a look at two Touch-a-Truck events and a school career day.

Residents of the Parsippany, N.J., area had a chance to learn more about the electricity industry and JCP&L at a recent Touch-a-Truck event that benefited the Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany. Attendees saw various industry vehicles and equipment up close, and interacted with police officers, firemen, first-aid squad volunteers and more. Each child received a goody bag and a free ice cream cone.

Pat Conley, supervisor, Summit Line Shop (bottom l.), helps a young visitor try on personal protective equipment, while Keith Paine, supervisor, Boonton Line Shop, models a safety vest.

Jason Moser and Jordan Spangler, Met-Ed York Fleet mechanics, take part in a Touch-A-Truck fundraising event for Alloway Creek Elementary School in Littlestown, Pa. More than 2,000 people attended.

An Alloway student gets an up-close look behind the wheel of a line truck.

Melina Puskarcik, supervisor, Customer Billing, and Brandon Puskarcik, senior Regional Distribution System operator, arranged for a line truck visit for the second-grade career day at Jackson Milton Elementary School in North Jackson, Ohio. Mark Owens, supervisor, Regional Operations, Line &Substations, and Justin Storm, Line troubleshooter-U1, talked about the careers at FirstEnergy and how we benefit the communities we serve. The children learned about the importance of safety around electricity and the personal protective equipment needed to keep workers safe. They also were able to try on the equipment.