Public Safety


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September 26, 2016

VIDEO: After Dead Trees Come Down, PG&E Starts Hauling Them Away

In Tuolumne County, PG&E is hauling away dead trees that could become fuel for wildfires. The program, available in counties hardest hit by tree mortality, removes wood that might be used for lumber, animal bed shavings or processed into biomass chips to generate renewable power.

September 12, 2016

PG&E Installs New Playground as Part of Community Pipeline Safety Initiative

Children in Soledad in Monterey County have a new playground, thanks in part to PG&E’s Community Pipeline Safety Initiative.

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September 6, 2016

PG&E Flying Low in Plumas County to Check for Drought-stricken Trees

In response to the drought, PG&E is patrolling by helicopter to check for drought-stricken trees near power lines. Flights will occur in remote areas of Plumas County on Sept. 13.

September 6, 2016

Infographic: PG&E Completes 1 Million Picarro Surveys

Since 2014, PG&E’s Picarro gas leak survey vehicles have completed 1 million surveys throughout the service area. This vehicle-mounted, leak-detection technology is 1,000 times more sensitive than traditional…

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August 31, 2016

Leak Detection Fleet Reaches Major Milestone

Until 2014, surveys to find gas leaks were done by foot. Now PG&E drives neighborhoods in Ford Explorers equipped with super sensitive leak detection technology. This month, the team achieved a milestone of 1 million surveys in less than two years.

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August 30, 2016

John Parks’ Final Field Visit: How Safety Defined a 38-Year Career at PG&E

At a PG&E equipment yard in Placer County, PG&E’s senior director of electric transmission, stands in a circle with a crew of 15 linemen and their supervisors as they listen to a safety tailboard that launches a day of replacing transmission poles. The half-hour tailboard draws praise from John Parks for its attention to safety. It’s safety, after all, that would come to define his career as a PG&E leader.

August 25, 2016

Customers Urged to Be Ready for Emergencies as Part of Day of Preparedness

PG&E will join other sponsors at the 11th annual California Day of Preparedness. The free, family-friendly event takes place on Saturday (Aug. 27) in historic Old Sacramento.

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August 25, 2016

PG&E Moves Gas Line to Prevent Beaver-Caused Leaks

PG&E crews responded to a seemingly routine report of a gas odor on a rural residential road outside this Shasta County city. But what they found surprised them.

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August 23, 2016

Gas Leak-Sensing Fleet Sweeps North Coast to Enhance Customer Safety

Eureka residents may notice an increased presence of PG&E crews as the utility continues its mission of becoming the safest and most reliable provider of natural gas in the nation.

August 23, 2016

At PG&E, Safety Is Everybody’s Responsibility

About 300 of PG&E’s top leaders spent the day together recently to talk about one thing and one thing only: safety. It’s a topic that begins with leaders and involves every employee whether they work in the field or in an office.

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August 22, 2016

PG&E Crews Restore Power to Lake County Customers in Area Ravaged by Wildfire

Less than a year after the Valley Fire, there was another devastating wildfire in Lake County. The Clayton Fire has burned nearly 200 homes and 4,000 acres. And like the 2015 fire, PG&E worked around the clock to restore power.

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August 15, 2016

PG&E Urges Parents, Students to be Safe as School Year Starts

As school gets under way over the next few weeks, PG&E reminds parents, students and teachers to keep in mind electric and gas safety.

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August 15, 2016

Timing Is Everything for Monterey County Wildfire Incident Commander

A short-term rotation led to a career high point for Mike Farinsky. In mid-July, he volunteered to temporarily fill PG&E’s vacant Central Coast Region superintendent position. One week later, the massive Soberanes Fire erupted. Before he knew it, he was overseeing the company’s efforts to restore service to 2,000 customers who lost power in the 67,000-acre wildfire.

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August 11, 2016

Customers Reminded to Dig Safely on National 811 Day and All Year Long

On National 811 Day (Aug. 11), PG&E reminded customers and contractors about the importance of safe digging and calling 811 before any digging project. It was a message that PG&E’s Nick Stavropoulos delivered to members of the agricultural community in Bakersfield and with first responders in Fresno.

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August 9, 2016

PG&E Digs Deep to Assist Fire Department Rescue Training

PG&E public safety specialist Les Putnam is accustomed to receiving emergency calls from local fire departments. But a recent call from the Alameda County Fire Department wasn’t about a fire, gas leak or downed power line. Find out how PG&E crews assisted important first responder training.

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