Given the continued and growing threat of extreme weather, and as an additional precautionary measure following the 2017 and 2018 wildfires, PG&E is enhancing and expanding its Community Wildfire Safety Program to further reduce wildfire risks and help keep customers and communities safe.
As part of this effort, PG&E asks all customers to be prepared for power outages. If extreme fire danger conditions threaten a portion of the electric system, it may be necessary for PG&E implement a public safety power shutoff — turning off electricity in the interest of public safety.
PG&E would like to work with hospitals to help prepare for power outages related to extreme weather and wildfire threats. Here are some important steps to take today:
- Update contact information at www.pge.com/mywildfirealerts or by calling (866) 743-6589 during normal business hours, to receive information through automated calls, texts, and emails prior to a public safety power shutoff, when possible.
- Ensure any backup generators are ready to safely operate. Visit www.pge.com/generatorsafety for more information.
- Create and practice an emergency plan. Make sure employees know what to do by practicing the plan several times.
PG&E will host a webinar for hospitals on its wildfire safety program for interested hospitals on June 7 from 9-10 a.m. (PT); details will be shared soon via CHA News.
To learn more about PG&E’s wildfire safety efforts and public safety power shutoffs, contact your assigned PG&E account representative or visit www.pge.com/wildfiresafety.