Thursday, November 8, 2018
I cannot begin to tell you how proud, and honored I am to be part of IBEW Local 1249. We weren't really sure how everything was going to work out, but early Sunday morning things really started to come together. The crews that showed up that day did exactly what they were trained to do. Point them in the right direction and let them take care of the rest. Sunday was a strong showing of support and just a preview of what was to come for Monday. Monday morning trucks from all over NY and other States just kept rolling in, and again we had a quick Tailboard of what we were thinking, and let them do what they do best. Being there and part of this was very emotional. The overwhelming support that the Brotherhood and Sisterhood showed that day, sent a strong message to Jeremy's family, that they are not alone. The IBEW supports and grieves with them.
Local 1249 would like to thank Massena Electric, Massena Fire Department, Massena DPW, Lewisville Fire Department, all the volunteers, IBEW Contractors, Power Authority, National Grid, Lake Placid Electric, our Tree Contractors and, all the IBEW Members for their support. I would like to extend a big thank you to all Family and Friends for allowing all of us to participate in honoring their, and our beloved Jermey P. Kearns #7821884. RIP Brother Jeremy you will be missed but never forgotten!