Public Safety

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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March 25, 2016

Safe Digging Workshop Targets Farmers

PG&E and Southern California Gas Company partnered this week in Bakersfield to help educate farmers and their employees about safe digging practices and the importance of calling 811 before digging.

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March 23, 2016

Spring Is Ideal Time to Have PG&E Conduct Free Gas Appliance Safety Inspections

As Californians begin to tackle their spring cleaning checklists, PG&E urges its customers to add gas appliances to the list with a free inspection from the utility.

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March 23, 2016

PG&E Makes Area Safe for Residents after Sinkhole Damages Gas Line

Howling winds and a steady rainfall created a big problem last week in the Contra Costa County town of Moraga. Specifically, a huge sinkhole. The situation went from bad to worse as as streetlight toppled into the hole, damaging a gas pipeline. This is how PG&E responded, kept the public safe and worked tirelessly to get service restored for grateful customers.

March 9, 2016

PG&E’s Nick Stavropoulos Urges More Excavator Education, Strict Enforcement of Dig-in Laws

Speaking at the Common Ground Alliance’s Excavation Safety Conference, PG&E’s Nick Stavropoulos said, “For the sake of public safety, we must do everything we can to reduce dig-ins on critical infrastructure.”

March 8, 2016

PG&E Contributes $1 Million to American Red Cross Home Fire Preparedness Campaign

PG&E is contributing $1 million to the American Red Cross to build safer, more disaster resilient communities across Northern and Central California. The donation was presented during halftime of the Golden State Warriors’ game on Monday night.

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