May 8, 2013
PG&E was once again the only utility participating in the Mobile Command Center Rally, held today in Sacramento.
April 19, 2013
PG&E and Red Cross representatives joined San Luis Obispo County law enforcement, fire, medical, education and county and city officials recently to learn how work as an integrated team at FEMA’s Emergency Management Institute in Maryland.
March 15, 2013
PG&E has created a company-wide Emergency Management organization to ensure that the necessary tools, people and processes are in place before a disaster strikes.
December 21, 2012
A series of storms was expected to bring heavy rain, mountain snow and breezy winds to most of Northern California through the weekend. Just like last month, PG&E crews were ready to respond to electric hazards and power outages.
December 3, 2012
PG&E emergency personnel continued assessing outages and restoring power today following a powerful weekend storm that hit the region. In all, more than 700,000 customers lost power at some point over the past week. Most power has been restored.
October 12, 2012
The sixth annual PIERSafe Drill and Safety Expo was Friday at San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf. Residents and businesses from that neighborhood were joined by agencies such as the San Francisco Fire Department as well as the American Red Cross and PG&E at the event.
September 13, 2012
The city of Atascadero has a new disaster response trailer thanks to a fund-raising drive that started with a challenge-grant from PG&E.
September 10, 2012
PG&E hosted a seminar on liquefied natural gas emergency training on Sept. 7 for first responders throughout the country. The session, at a national workship, was another example of PG&E’s year-old emergency response plan that emphasizes transparency and more training and collaboration with officials first on the scene during an emergency.
August 8, 2012
The Chips Fire, which began July 29 about 20 miles northwest of Quincy, had grown to nearly 17,000 acres by Wednesday morning (Aug. 8). As a precaution, PG&E was arranging to truck in mobile generators to three substations so power to 3,400 homes and businesses can continue should the fire damage two 60,000-volt transmission lines serving those substations. (This story was updated on Aug. 9.)
July 19, 2012
PG&E responded quickly, and provided innovative help, as firefighters battled a Placer County fire. The utility’s Mobile Command Vehicle, and its ability to print detailed maps, proved invaluable.
June 11, 2012
In this video story, Currents videographer James Green goes inside some of these vehicles and talks to experts about why they are so important when responding to natural disasters and other emergencies.
January 25, 2012
In December, PG&E rolled out a fleet of four 24-foot Sprinter vehicles as a mobile extension of the company’s Emergency Operations Center. The vehicles are strategically staged within PG&E’s service area – in Santa Rosa, San Jose, Stockton and San Francisco.
September 1, 2011
Firefighters and police officers will tell you that a life-or-death situation shouldn’t be the first time testing your emergency response.