Public Safety

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May 26, 2016

VIDEO: Leak Survey Crews Cover Northern and Central California by Air, Land and Sea

PG&E is utilizing a diverse array of innovative tools to survey and inspect its gas infrastructure by air, by land and by sea. As this video shows, advancements in new technology are helping lead the way for the future of leak surveys.

May 25, 2016

PG&E Urges Planning for National Dam Safety Awareness Day

In recognition of National Dam Safety Awareness Day on Tuesday (May 31), PG&E urges those living or working below dams to recognize the signs of a potential dam breach and to have or update an existing evacuation plan.

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May 23, 2016

PG&E, Division of Boating and Waterways Warn of Higher, Colder Flows

With more snow melt this year than in recent years, California State Parks Division of Boating and Waterways and PG&E are warning water enthusiasts to be aware of colder and higher river and stream flows, and to take precautions when in or near water.

May 13, 2016

Interstate 580 to Close Briefly for PG&E Electric Transmission Safety Work

On Sunday (May 15), PG&E begins work in Castro Valley above and near Interstate 580 between Crow Canyon Road and Eden Canyon Road exits to make improvements of nearby electric transmission towers and power lines.

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May 9, 2016

PG&E Collaborates with First Responders on Emergency Preparedness

Myriad agencies protect public safety in the cluster of cities within San Mateo County. When emergencies affect the Peninsula’s 1,500 miles of power lines overhead and 2,100 miles of gas lines underground, it’s critical to have a strong relationship with the brave men and women who arrive first on the scene.

May 3, 2016

PG&E Supports Metallic Balloon Safety Legislation

Breakfast in bed, macaroni necklaces, flowers and balloon bouquets may be popular gifts this Mother’s Day, but PG&E reminds customers that metallic balloons can cause power outages and pose a public safety risk. PG&E also joins other utilities in support of a bill that would ban metallic balloons.

April 18, 2016

PG&E Supports Fire Department with $250,000 Birthday Gift

PG&E’s financial contribution was made in honor of the San Francisco Fire Department’s 150th birthday. The utility and first responders work closely together when disaster strikes including earthquakes.

April 14, 2016

PG&E Pays $318 Million in Property Taxes and Franchise Fees to Cities, Counties

Property tax and franchise fee payments, paid to cities and counties for use of public streets for gas and electric facilities, are one of the important ways PG&E helps drive local economies and supports essential public services such as education and public safety.

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April 13, 2016

PG&E Becomes First U.S. Utility to Earn Supplier Quality Assurance Certification

The third-party certification was earned after a rigorous assessment showed that PG&E holds to some the highest quality assurance standards for its suppliers. The certification further demonstrates PG&E’s continued progress on safety and reliability.

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April 12, 2016

PG&E Awards $2 Million in Wildfire Prevention Project Grants

Tree mortality has grown due to the lingering drought and bark beetle infestations. The grants will be used to protect communities from wildfires in at least 18 high-risk counties by clearing brush and dead, dying or diseased trees for the current fire season.

April 7, 2016

PG&E Warns Customers of Increased Scams During Tax and Election Season

PG&E warns its customers to protect themselves, their families and businesses by increasing their awareness of potential online and in-person scams.

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April 6, 2016

DiRT Team Travels Neighborhoods Warning Everyone to Call 811 before Digging

Charley Adams is part of a new PG&E program that employs investigators who traverse the company’s service area to reduce the number of dig-ins. The program is protecting the public, homeowners and construction crews by encouraging anyone who digs to first call 811 to have underground utilities identified.

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April 4, 2016

PG&E Urges Customers to Call to 811 Before Digging, Prevent Damage to Underground Utilities

During National Safe Digging Month, and always, customers are reminded to call 811 prior to any digging project to prevent damage to underground utilities. Dig-ins not only damage infrastructure but also pose serious threats to public safety.

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March 29, 2016

PG&E Gas Employee Teaches CPR to Son Who Saves Classmate’s Life

Enzo Galligani was at recess at his elementary school playground when his best friend stared at him with a helpless look. After realizing his friend was choking, the 9-year-old performed the Heimlich maneuver, dislodging a piece of granola bar. It was a lifesaving technique he learned from his father, who works at PG&E where employees are certified in CPR.

March 28, 2016

Infographic: Spring Cleaning Tips

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