This past Mother’s Day, one Entergy Arkansas employee made the ultimate sacrifice by risking his life to save another.
“I wasn’t the best, and I wasn’t the brightest, but I was kind. That was my thing.”
On the morning of July 26, a call on the radio went out that there was a child in the Arkansas River, and an Arkansas Nuclear One security officer already had his boat hooked up to his truck. As a volunteer firefighter, he was ready to answer the call for help.
“It was second-nature to pull over and do anything I could to help.”
Entergy Arkansas line workers and other field employees spend a great deal of time on the road. If someone’s in trouble, it’s not unusual that it’s one of our folks who stops to help. On May 18, a driver on Highway 267 south of Searcy was definitely in trouble. Fortunately for her, she crossed paths, quite literally, with Construction Supervisor Daniel Pruitt.
Lonnie Hamilton has been driving boats all his life -- a skill that's handy in the Bayou State, where there's way more water than land. Hamilton is an Entergy lineman based in the New Orleans metro region, and unlike most linemen who drive service trucks, his vehicle of choice is an airboat. But as a recent incident proved, Hamilton's airboat can be useful beyond his Entergy duties.
Robert White helps revive unresponsive toddler until ambulance arrives.
It was near quitting time March 15 at the Entergy Arkansas Service Center in Mountain View when Eric Mitchell and Ethan McClung got a call alerting them that the wood pellet factory just down the hill was on fire. They jumped into action.
There are two lucky dogs living near Emerson, Arkansas. They’re lucky Magnolia Serviceman Phillip Knapp was on the job mid-morning Feb. 22 investigating power outages on Highway 79 just after a thunderstorm passed through.