With hospitals and researchers working overtime to treat patients with COVID-19 and prevent its spread, now is not the time for the power to go out.
The technicians and engineers of Prime Power work behind the scenes to be sure the power stays on.
How is Prime Power Helping?
Prime Power Services provides sophisticated troubleshooting and engineering solutions for facilities with critical power requirements. With more than 80% of the Atlanta-area hospitals and medical research centers relying on their services, Prime Power is committed to maintaining operational vitality during the corona virus pandemic.
Adam Mathes is the President of Prime Power Services. Speaking of their preparedness, Mathes said they are ready. "Our technicians and engineers are healthy and still at work. Techs check-in every day and report their temperatures to validate fitness for duty. You can't mess around when it comes to force protection. We need to stay healthy so that we can keep our hospitals up and running if the power were ever to go out. Lives are on the line."
Planning for Success
Citing his 18 years of service in the United States Marine Corps, Mathes credits his experiences in uniform for his preparedness in this situation. "Although I draw on my experiences in the Marines for tools to manage operations, the Prime Power team is very familiar with conducting operations in extreme environments. Prime Power has dispatched technicians in support of every hurricane and ice storm to hit our region for the past 35 years. They do all the work. I just try to keep up with them."
Founded in 1983 and headquartered in Atlanta, Prime Power takes care of more than 2000 facilities across the southeast, many of which require two-hour emergency response time. Already they have dispatched five back-up power generators to support provisional hospital environments created to support Corona Virus testing and treatment.
"We're trying to stay in front of this situation while not succumbing to tunnel vision. The virus is out there--and we all have to do our part to stop it--but we can't forget about thunderstorms, hurricanes, and routine power failure that can cripple our healthcare infrastructure. You got to take care of the emergency power system always in order for it to be ready when you need it."