Public Safety

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December 18, 2014

PG&E, Fire Department Team Up to Prevent Holiday Hazards

PG&E and the Bakersfield Fire Department recently partnered to remind customers about keeping the holidays safe. The event included a demonstration on how quickly a dried Christmas tree can burn as well as information about lighting and other electrical safety topics.

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December 16, 2014

PG&E Brings Garden-to-Table Education to Students in Pittsburg

At Stoneman Elementary in Pittsburg, PG&E planted fruit trees that will help students learn about garden-to-table healthy eating.

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December 12, 2014

Customer: Removing Diseased Trees Avoided Power Outages during Storm

In the small Alameda County community of Sunol, power wasn’t lost during this week’s powerful California storms. One customer credits that to a recent PG&E grant that funded the removal of 50 dead trees.

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December 12, 2014

VIDEO: Storm-Impacted Customers Thank PG&E Crews for Restoring Power

As the biggest storm in years drenched California, PG&E crews worked around the clock to restore power safely and as quickly as possible. As this video shows, customers were appreciative.

December 12, 2014

PG&E Power Restoration Teams Continue to Work Around the Clock as Major Storm Subsides

As a historic winter storm begins to subside in Northern and Central California, PG&E crews continue to work around the clock to restore service for customers who have experienced storm-related outages this week. Nearly all impacted customers are expected to have power by Friday night.

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December 11, 2014

PG&E Responds to Largest Storm in Years As Rain Continues

Crews working around the clock to restore service to customers and repair damage throughout storm-battered Northern and Central California service area.

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December 10, 2014

VIDEO: Advanced Weather Forecasting Tool, Other Technologies Help PG&E Prepare for Storms

PG&E’s team of meteorologists, in addition to advanced weather technology and mapping, are helping the utility prepare for its storm outage response as a major storm hits much of the state this week.

December 9, 2014

PG&E Implementing Plans for Storm, Urges Customers to Have Preparedness Plan

With a major storm now heading toward Northern and Central California, PG&E is reminding customers that power outages may occur this week due to significant rainfall, potential flooding and high winds. PG&E is implementing its emergency preparedness plans and utilizing advanced technology to be ready to restore service to impacted customers safely and as quickly as possible.

December 9, 2014

PG&E Reminds its Customers to Stay Safe as Storms Arrive

With heavy rains and winds predicted for much of PG&E’s service area over the next several days, the utility reminds its customers to plan ahead for safety.

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December 3, 2014

PG&E Tree Crews Work to Prevent Outages, Ensure Public Safety During Storms

Keeping trees and tree limbs away from electrical wires is an important way that PG&E provides reliable service. It’s especially true, as this story from Kern County shows, when storms hit PG&E’s service area.

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November 25, 2014

VIDEO: Make Decorating with Holiday Lights Safe, Efficient and Fun

PG&E reminds customers that while holiday lighting truly adds to the season, it can also significantly increase the potential for fire risk, injury and electric shock if the proper precautions aren’t followed while decorating. Here are some tips to have a safe, energy-efficient holiday.

November 25, 2014

PG&E, Highway 108 Fire Safe Council Partner to Reduce Wildfire Risk

PG&E awarded the Highway 108 Fire Safety Council with $235,000 in funding to help create a shaded fuel break by reducing fuels on each side of the roads in the area by removing small trees and brush.

November 25, 2014

Five Safety Tips for Thanksgiving from PG&E

PG&E offers some safety tips to help customers stay safe and warm over the winter holidays.

November 21, 2014

Vegetation Management Team Gets Personal with Local Customers

When staffers on PG&E’s Vegetation Management team in Fresno wanted to talk to residents about upcoming work, they thought hosting a picnic might be a innovative approach. Residents like Carlos Poblano agree. “I think it’s a much better way of doing business,” he said.

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November 20, 2014

VIDEO: PG&E Practices Emergency Response with Two-Day Drill

PG&E practiced its readiness for a natural disaster with a two-day drill this week. As this video story shows, part of the drill was establishing a base camp at the Alameda County Fairground in Pleasanton.

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