Public Safety

July 25, 2016

PG&E Employees Douse Fire Burning Dangerously Close to Church Preschool, Apartments

They spotted smoke in the distance and when they drove in closer, they saw flames. PG&E employees Chris Torres and Ricky Marino Sr. sprang into action using fire extinguishers and equipment from their truck to put out the fire as it inched toward a church preschool and an apartment complex.

July 20, 2016

Heads up Pokémon Go Players: PG&E Says Catch ‘Em Safely or Not At All

Power plants, substations and electric equipment might not harm Pokémon, but people are a different story. With the Pokémon Go craze in full swing, PG&E urges players to catch their Pokémon at a safe distance from electric and gas facilities and equipment.

July 19, 2016

‘Stayin’ Alive’ Beat Aids PG&E Employee who Saves Young Man’s Life

With the tempo of a popular ’70s song helping to keep him on pace with chest compressions, Jeff Nunes saved the life of a young man visiting his home. He learned CPR through PG&E and was recently honored with the company’s John A. Britton Award.

July 18, 2016

PG&E to Increase Flow Again for Recreation on North Fork Feather River

PG&E will again increase water flows for whitewater recreation in the Rock Creek Reach of the North Fork Feather River in Plumas County for the second time this summer.

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July 11, 2016

VIDEO: PG&E Employees Showcase Skills at Gas Rodeo in Livermore

With colleagues, family and friends cheering them on, PG&E employees showcased their skill and technique at a Gas Rodeo competition in Livermore. The event was a bid to to represent the company at a national competition in Denver in August.

July 5, 2016

PG&E to Remove Multiple Transmission Towers, Power Lines in Orinda

Drivers are reminded to stay safe as PG&E begins work to remove seven transmission towers and approximately 4,300 feet of power lines from the Orinda skyline this month.

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July 1, 2016

PG&E Offers Tips for a Safe Summer and Independence Day Celebration

PG&E wants customers to celebrate outdoors responsibly and provides helpful guidelines and tips to help stay safe during Fourth of July and all summer long.

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June 22, 2016

VIDEO: PG&E Tests Technologies that Could Offer Early Warning, Speedy Restoration after Major Earthquake

A magnitude 6.9 earthquake hits the Bay Area. The devastation is widespread. Does this sound like the latest summer blockbuster? It’s not. Practicing its response to a major earthquake, PG&E staged a company-wide exercise to test the company’s readiness.

June 20, 2016

PG&E to Increase Flows for Whitewater Recreation on Portion of North Fork Feather River

PG&E will increase water flows for whitewater recreation in the Rock Creek Reach of the North Fork Feather River in Plumas County over four weekends this summer, beginning June 25-26.

June 15, 2016

PG&E, Cal Fire Partner to Reduce Wildfire Risk

With summer near, Cal Fire is urging homeowners to protect against wildfires by clearing defensible space around their homes. Cal Fire also is working through partnerships with PG&E and others to make communities more fire safe, including in Amador County where fire officials hope a controlled burn will pay dividends come wildfire season.

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June 14, 2016

PG&E Advice to Graduating Seniors: Secure Metallic Balloons with Weights

With graduation season in full swing, PG&E is imparting some sage words of wisdom to schools, graduates and their families: If your graduation celebration involves helium-filled metallic balloons, make sure they are secured with a weight to prevent them from coming into contact with overhead power lines and causing a public safety risk.

June 10, 2016

PG&E to Perform Electric Transmission Safety Work along Highway 101

PG&E will use helicopters to make improvements to high voltage electric transmission towers this weekend in Burlingame. The work will take place above and near Highway 101 between Anza Boulevard and Broadway and will likely cause traffic delays.

June 10, 2016

PG&E Lineman Wins National Public Service Award for 25 Years as Volunteer Firefighter

PG&E lineman and Orland resident Jeff Gomes has worked in tough conditions: fierce storms, sweltering heat, the aftermath of wildfires — to help restore power. After more than 25 years as a volunteer firefighter, he will receive a big honor: The Jefferson Award for Public Service.

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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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