Public Safety


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April 11, 2017

Bakersfield Teens Get Straight Talk on Distracted Driving

Driving is the first taste of freedom for many teenagers. But with freedom comes responsibility. Last week (April 4), the CHP teamed with Bakersfield police and PG&E at Mira Monte High School to urge teens to eliminate distractions behind the wheel.

April 10, 2017

PG&E Warns Customers of Increased Scams During Tax Season

An aggressive and sophisticated phone scam targeting taxpayers — including recent immigrants — has been making the rounds throughout PG&E’s service area.

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April 5, 2017

PG&E Urges Customers to Be Prepared, Stay Safe during Strong Late Week Storm

While Spring may have sprung throughout much of Northern and Central California, Mother Nature has at least one more winter storm in store for our communities. PG&E is urging its customers and their families to stay safe this week as a significant weather system works its way across the region starting Thursday and into Friday.

March 30, 2017

PG&E Helps Drive Awareness of Distracted Driving

Joining forces with the National Safety Council, PG&E is helping to warn about the dangers of distracted driving by encouraging the public to pledge to drive phone-free during Distracted Driving Awareness Month in April.

Day laborers and farmworkers learned about the importance of calling 811 before beginning any digging project during a workshop in Berkeley.
March 28, 2017

Day Laborers, Farmworkers Learn Importance of Calling 811 Prior to Digging

A workshop in Berkeley this week helped educate day laborers and farmworkers about the importance of the free Call Before You Dig program and stressed the potential dangers of not taking the time to make the 811 call.

March 20, 2017

Safe Digging Service for Utility Markings Now Available Online for Customers, Excavators

In honor of National Safe Digging Month this April, PG&E encourages everyone planning excavation projects big and small to get a free safe-digging ticket using the new and convenient tool: 811express.com.

March 15, 2017

PG&E Gas Leak-Sensing Fleet Sweeps Area to Enhance Customer Safety

Novato residents may notice an increased presence of PG&E crews working in their neighborhoods this week as the utility continues its mission of becoming the safest and most reliable natural gas provider in the country.

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March 14, 2017

Five Years of Tree Mortality: PG&E Continues Work to Keep Lines Clear, Lessen Wildfire Threat

Since California’s tree mortality crisis began, PG&E has worked to protect its infrastructure, and the customers and communities it serves, from wildfires and other public safety threats. This month, PG&E representatives appeared before the California Board of Forestry and Fire Protection to discuss how the energy company has been combating the threat.

March 10, 2017

PG&E Flies Low in Humboldt County to Inspect for Dead Trees

As part of its response to California’s tree mortality crisis, PG&E conducted aerial patrols in Humboldt County today (March 10) to identify dead trees that could pose a wildfire or other public safety risk.

March 2, 2017

PG&E to Fly Low in Yuba, Butte Foothills to Check for Drought-stricken Trees

PG&E will fly low by helicopter in the hills of Butte and Yuba counties next week to check for drought-stricken trees near power lines.

February 27, 2017

After Levee Breach, PG&E Works With First Responders to Keep Customers Safe

When a levee breach near Manteca forced mandatory evacuations, PG&E jumped into action to provide support to local first responders and help ensure the safety of its customers and the community.

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February 22, 2017

PG&E Inspects Power Lines in Fire-Prone Areas Two Times a Year

Five years of drought, pest infestations and warmer temperatures are transforming some of California’s beloved landscape. The total number of dead trees in the state since 2010 stands at 102 million. Now PG&E continues to use helicopters to inspect power lines and identify dead trees, work that can help reduce the risk of wildfires.

February 21, 2017

PG&E Donates to Food Bank Stretched Thin from Oroville Dam Evacuations

The food bank, which serves eight counties, helped feed evacuees even though its main warehouse was in the evacuation area and many of its own employees also had leave their homes earlier this month.

February 21, 2017

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

PG&E is using a contract helicopter service to fly foresters to check for trees weakened by the drought. Weakened trees and branches can fall into power lines, leading to outages and even wild land fires.

February 14, 2017

After Mass Evacuation in Oroville, PG&E Urges Customers to Make an Emergency Plan

With the recent evacuation of nearly 200,000 near Lake Oroville recently evacuated due to potential flooding, PG&E reminds customers the importance of having an emergency plan in place in the event of a disaster.

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