Public Safety


August 25, 2016

Customers Urged to Be Ready for Emergencies as Part of Day of Preparedness

PG&E will join other sponsors at the 11th annual California Day of Preparedness. The free, family-friendly event takes place on Saturday (Aug. 27) in historic Old Sacramento.

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August 25, 2016

PG&E Moves Gas Line to Prevent Beaver-Caused Leaks

PG&E crews responded to a seemingly routine report of a gas odor on a rural residential road outside this Shasta County city. But what they found surprised them.

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August 23, 2016

Gas Leak-Sensing Fleet Sweeps North Coast to Enhance Customer Safety

Eureka residents may notice an increased presence of PG&E crews as the utility continues its mission of becoming the safest and most reliable provider of natural gas in the nation.

August 23, 2016

At PG&E, Safety Is Everybody’s Responsibility

About 300 of PG&E’s top leaders spent the day together recently to talk about one thing and one thing only: safety. It’s a topic that begins with leaders and involves every employee whether they work in the field or in an office.

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August 22, 2016

PG&E Crews Restore Power to Lake County Customers in Area Ravaged by Wildfire

Less than a year after the Valley Fire, there was another devastating wildfire in Lake County. The Clayton Fire has burned nearly 200 homes and 4,000 acres. And like the 2015 fire, PG&E worked around the clock to restore power.

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August 15, 2016

PG&E Urges Parents, Students to be Safe as School Year Starts

As school gets under way over the next few weeks, PG&E reminds parents, students and teachers to keep in mind electric and gas safety.

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August 15, 2016

Timing Is Everything for Monterey County Wildfire Incident Commander

A short-term rotation led to a career high point for Mike Farinsky. In mid-July, he volunteered to temporarily fill PG&E’s vacant Central Coast Region superintendent position. One week later, the massive Soberanes Fire erupted. Before he knew it, he was overseeing the company’s efforts to restore service to 2,000 customers who lost power in the 67,000-acre wildfire.

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August 11, 2016

Customers Reminded to Dig Safely on National 811 Day and All Year Long

On National 811 Day (Aug. 11), PG&E reminded customers and contractors about the importance of safe digging and calling 811 before any digging project. It was a message that PG&E’s Nick Stavropoulos delivered to members of the agricultural community in Bakersfield and with first responders in Fresno.

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August 9, 2016

PG&E Digs Deep to Assist Fire Department Rescue Training

PG&E public safety specialist Les Putnam is accustomed to receiving emergency calls from local fire departments. But a recent call from the Alameda County Fire Department wasn’t about a fire, gas leak or downed power line. Find out how PG&E crews assisted important first responder training.

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August 8, 2016

PG&E to Provide High Whitewater Flows on Pit River Over Two Weekends

Kayakers and other recreationists, take note. PG&E will increase whitewater flows on the Pit 5 reach of the Pit River in eastern Shasta County the weekends of Aug. 13-14 and Sept. 10-11.

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August 1, 2016

PG&E Employee Headed to Rio Olympics as Event Announcer

Danny Miller, a PG&E industrial power engineer who has done public address announcing for the San Jose Earthquakes soccer club, heads to the Olympics in Rio where he will sound off during field hockey, rugby and boxing matches at the Olympic Games.

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July 27, 2016

Retiring PG&E Employee Reflects on Career Helping Farms that Provide Californians with Bounty of Produce

Jose Rios picked produce in the fields as a teenager, so he knows firsthand the grueling life of a farmworker. As a PG&E employee, he has worked for years helping farmers with their needs and to be energy efficient. He was set to retire this year, but decided to wait just a bit for a very important reason.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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