Public Safety

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December 6, 2016

PG&E, Police Department Partner to Spread Christmas Cheer

For the past five years, PG&E has partnered with the Fresno Police Department on a neighborhood event that brings Christmas cheer to local families. The street party-like atmosphere included Santa, gifts and holiday music.

December 6, 2016

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

PG&E will be flying low by helicopter in Shasta County on Tuesday (Dec. 6) to check for drought-stricken trees near power lines. Flights will occur over Round Mountain, Montgomery Creek and Big Bend.

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December 5, 2016

PG&E Urges Customers to Focus on Safely Heating Their Homes as Temperatures Dip

With temperatures expected to drop in Northern and Central California this week, PG&E urges customers to be cautious when heating their homes.

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November 23, 2016

PG&E Partners with Home Depot for Holiday Light Exchange

At a Home Depot store, PG&E held a holiday light exchange in an effort to promote energy efficiency and safety.

November 22, 2016

PG&E Provides Safety Tips to Help Households Stay Safe and Warm this Thanksgiving

The number of residential fires on Thanksgiving is more than double the average of all other days of the year combined, with 72 percent caused by cooking. PG&E reminds customers to take a few extra precautions to stay safe.

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November 18, 2016

PG&E Aerial Smoke Patrols Spot Dozens of California Wildfires in 2016

PG&E played a significant role in helping spot and report wildfires before they could become larger thanks to daily flights conducted over much of the energy company’s service area in the past four months.

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November 14, 2016

PG&E Joins North American Utilities to Increase Awareness of Scams

PG&E is joining utilities throughout North America to make customers aware of telephone, mail, email and door-to-door or in-person scams that involve criminals posing as utility company representatives and demanding immediate payment or personal information.

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November 8, 2016

Former White House Pilot Takes Safety to the Highest Level

It’s Ned Biehl’s job to ensure that anyone who boards a PG&E aircraft is safe. Nothing is more important to him. In fact, his remarkable career has revolved around safety — and at the highest level. From 2004 to 2008, he was the Marine One helicopter pilot for President George W. Bush. Today he oversees PG&E’s aircraft fleet.

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October 31, 2016

PG&E Calibration Team Ensures Tools Measure Up

Behind every measurement is a tool. And at PG&E, there are a lot of tools — an estimated 30,000 in all. Whether they’re on trucks or on tool belts, they help the company provide safe and reliable energy. As this video shows, a calibration team in San Ramon ensures the tools accurately measure what they’re supposed to measure.

October 25, 2016

PG&E Encourages Safety with Higher Flows on Portion of Pit River

PG&E will provide higher flows on a portion of the Pit River in eastern Shasta County. The higher flows will occur from Oct. 24 to Nov. 20.The higher flows are the result of both powerhouse maintenance at the Pit 1 Powerhouse and for whitewater recreation scheduled Saturday and Sunday (Oct. 29-30).

October 21, 2016

Infographic: PG&E Performing Free Safety Inspections

Before the winter season, PG&E gas service technicians perform thousands of safety checks and pilot relights for customers. To book an inspection, call 800-743-5000.

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October 13, 2016

As Early-Season Storms Approach, PG&E Urges Customers to Stay Safe and Be Prepared

As the first storm of the season moves toward Northern and Central California packing rain and gusty winds, PG&E was hard at work preparing for the storm.

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October 7, 2016

PG&E Crews Restore Power after Wildfire Damages Power Lines and Poles

Just a few miles away from the heart of Silicon Valley, a wildfire in the Santa Cruz Mountains sent a large plume of smoke into the air and forced many residents to flee their homes. This week, PG&E restored power to several hundred residents displaced by the Loma Fire.

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October 5, 2016

Is Your Furnace Ready for Winter? PG&E Urges Customers to Prepare Gas Appliances Now

With winter nearing and nighttime temperatures cooling, PG&E is urging customers to test their heating system and gas appliances now before the first cold snap hits.

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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.

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