Public Safety

August 1, 2015

PG&E Supports Three Major Sacramento Region Wildfires to Protect First Responders, Customers

Wildfires continue to burn throughout California, but three large fires in the Sacramento area are wrapping up thanks to the rapid response of first responders and support from PG&E.

July 28, 2015

PG&E Educates Day Workers on Importance of Calling 811

Before you start a project that involves digging, you need to call 811. That was the message to day workers during the first of 12 multicultural workshops to be held this year.

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July 13, 2015

Commitment to Public Safety Guides Gas Employee Featured in New PG&E Ads

PG&E’s commitment to safety and helping others in the community go hand in hand, and Jamir Dixon is eager to explain how his work as a locate and mark fieldperson brings it all together. “I protect people,” says Dixon, featured in new PG&E ads that remind customers to always call 811 before any digging project.

July 10, 2015

PG&E Reminds Customers to Be Safe Around Water This Summer

With the state’s lingering drought affecting water levels and creating potentially hazardous conditions, PG&E provides tips to help customers stay safe around rivers and recreation areas this summer.

July 7, 2015

PG&E, First Responders, Honored in Annual Fourth of July Parade

Napa residents celebrate patriotism and show gratitude for first responders during the annual Fourth of July Parade.

July 7, 2015

PG&E Employees Help Extinguish Downtown Stockton Fire

The quick response and fast action of two PG&E employees helped extinguish a fire at an old warehouse in downtown Stockton.

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July 2, 2015

Follow These PG&E Tips for a Safe Independence Day Celebration

PG&E encourages customers to celebrate Independence Day this weekend safely and responsibly by following some important safety tips.

June 29, 2015

PG&E Using Daily Air Patrols to Help Detect Wildfires

PG&E is conducting daily aerial fire patrols across hundreds of miles of its service area, including the Sierra Nevada mountains in Northern and Central California and along the Central Coast.

June 25, 2015

PG&E to Provide Nearly $2 Million to Local Fire Safe Councils to Reduce Wildfire Risk

With California entering its fourth consecutive year of record drought, PG&E is partnering with CAL FIRE and local Fire Safe Councils to help prevent wildfires across Northern and Central California.

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June 24, 2015

VIDEO: PG&E, Sacramento Fire Department Partner to Put Fire Retardant to Test

The Sacramento Fire Department, in collaboration with PG&E, conducts regular training burns to practice responding and putting out fires. As this video shows, PG&E recently joined the training burn to test a fire retardant product on wooden power poles that can keep wildfires from spreading.

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June 23, 2015

PG&E Delays Construction Project after Discovery of Golden Eagles

When PG&E’s Johnnie Kinard looked into the sky at a construction project, he saw two golden eagles. That led to delaying the project until after the nesting season, another example of how the utility protects birds.

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June 9, 2015

School’s Out: Summer Savings and Safety Tips from PG&E

School will be out soon for summer and that means many kids will be home with tons of energy – and using lots of energy in the home. PG&E wants parents to know that the company offers savings and safety tips year-round, but summer is a great time for families to learn ways to save energy and money. It’s also a good opportunity to teach children how to stay safe around electricity and natural gas.

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June 8, 2015

VIDEO: Crews Show Off Skills, Safety at First PG&E, IBEW Gas Rodeo

Sixteen teams showed up for the first annual PG&E and IBEW Gas Rodeo in Livermore in late May to show their colleagues and families that they have the skills to be national champions. As this video shows, the rodeo featured teams assembling a gas meter and hand-digging to find a gas line.

June 4, 2015

PG&E Kicks Off Wildland Fire Season with Federal and State Agencies

On May 29, PG&E kicked off the 2015 fire season by meeting with the federal and state agencies responsible for preventing and responding to many wildland fires in California.

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June 2, 2015

Brotherhood Without Borders: PG&E Electric Linemen join IBEW in Suriname Donation Program

Inspired by a visit to Suriname, where he was surprised by the lack of proper tools and safety equipment for electric crews, a lineman vowed to make things better. Now, PG&E and the local IBEW chapter have joined the effort.

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