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 – 10 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.