Staff Report

To help meet the climate-driven challenge of increasing wildfires and extreme weather events, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) has announced a comprehensive Community Wildfire Safety Program.

PG&E said it is coordinating with first responders, civic and community leaders and customers to have an immediate impact on reducing wildfire threats and improve safety before the start of wildfire season in northern and central California.

Years of drought, extreme heat and 129 million dead trees have created a “new normal” for California. In the interest of public safety, and following the wildfires in 2017, PG&E is implementing additional precautionary measures intended to reduce the risk of wildfires.

The multi-faceted program focuses on three key areas:

  • Bolstering wildfire prevention and emergency response efforts;
  • Working with customers and first responders to put in place new and enhanced safety measures; and
  • Doing more over the long term to “harden” the electrical delivery system to help reduce wildfire threats.

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