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PG&E Promotes Safety and Sponsors Cal OES Day of Preparedness

09/06/2018

Encourages Customers to Be Ready for Emergencies and Natural Disasters

SACRAMENTO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) and the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) are proud to present the 13th annual California Day of Preparedness in historic Old Sacramento on Saturday, Sept. 8. The theme of the event is “Surviving the Wild West.”

The free, family-friendly event kicks off National Preparedness Month, held annually in September.

Dozens of state and local agencies, first responders and other community organizations will offer a variety of preparedness tips and activities. There will be safety, emergency response and search-and-rescue demonstrations – on both land and water. And like any good summer outdoor event in California, you’ll find music and food, too.

“The continual threat of wildfires and other major disasters, like earthquakes and floods, in California highlight the importance of being prepared,” said Cal OES Director Mark Ghilarducci. “Especially in recent years, California has been too familiar with these extreme events, but it is critical that as individuals, families and communities we continue to be prepared for the next wildfire or the Big One. I urge you to update your emergency plans, replenish emergency supplies and minimize hazards in your home and workplace.”

“Major disasters can happen anywhere, anytime and it is our unwavering focus at PG&E to be prepared to respond safely, quickly and appropriately to support our customers and communities,” said Sumeet Singh, PG&E Vice President of the Community Wildfire Safety Program. “We are pleased to once again sponsor Cal OES’ California Day of Preparedness and to partner with many state and local agencies and first responders, with an aligned objective to be ready to respond whenever and wherever to an emergency.”

Visitors will have the opportunity to learn about emergency preparedness through a variety of disaster readiness activities:

  • Tour several PG&E emergency response vehicles, such as the Mobile Command, Picarro and 811 vehicles
  • Interact with gas, electric and power generation hydro safety demonstration displays
  • Hear from PG&E geoscience, public safety and emergency preparedness experts
  • Learn energy saving tips and participate in a raffle for a chance to win an emergency kit

PG&E, Nestle Waters and Kaiser Permanente are the primary sponsors of this event.

This year’s California Day of Preparedness participants include: Cal OES, PG&E, American Red Cross, CAL Fire, California Conservation Corps, California National Guard, California Utilities Emergency Association, Caltrans, Emergency Medical Services Authority, Girl Scouts of America, Home Depot, National Weather Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Agency, Sacramento DART, Sacramento Community Emergency Response Team, Sacramento Fire Department, Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District, and others.

About PG&E

Pacific Gas and Electric Company, a subsidiary of PG&E Corporation (NYSE:PCG), is one of the largest combined natural gas and electric energy companies in the United States. Based in San Francisco, with more than 20,000 employees, the company delivers some of the nation’s cleanest energy to nearly 16 million people in Northern and Central California. For more information, visit www.pge.com/ and www.pge.com/en/about/newsroom/index.page.

Pacific Gas and Electric Company
Media Relations, 415-973-5930

Source: Pacific Gas and Electric Company

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