PG&E to Host Webinar for California Hospitals The webinar aims to help hospitals prepare for power outages related to extreme weather and wildfire threats
As a precautionary measure following the 2017 and 2018 wildfires,
PG&E is expanding its Community Wildfire Safety Program to
further reduce wildfire risks and help keep customers and
communities safe. As part of this program, they are asking
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 to turn off
electricity in the interest of public safety. This is called a
Public Safety Power Shutoff.
PGE will be hosting a webinar on their wildfire safety
program for interested hospitals on June 7th from 9 am –
PG&E wants to work together to help prepare for power outages
related to extreme weather and wildfire threats. Here are some
important steps to take today:
Update your contact information by visiting
pge.com/mywildfirealerts or call 1-866-743-6589 during normal
business hours. This information will be used to inform you
through automated calls, texts and emails, when possible, prior
to a Public Safety Power Shutoff.
Ensure any backup generators are ready to safely operate.
Visit pge.com/generatorsafety for more information. If you do not
have back-up generation, it may be something to consider for your
business to power critical devices in the event of an extended
outage due to extreme weather or high fire danger.
Create and practice an emergency plan. Make sure employees
know what to do by practicing the plan several times.
Build or restock your emergency kits with flashlights, fresh
batteries, first aid supplies and cash.
To learn more about PG&E’s wildfire safety efforts and Public
Safety Power Shutoffs, you can contact your assigned PG&E
account representative or visit pge.com/wildfiresafety.