PG&E is partnering with the American Red Cross on a mission to transform disaster readiness in our communities, and prevent lives lost due to home fires. The Home Fire Preparedness Campaign aims to motivate people to take three simple steps:
Teaming up with local Red Cross chapters, fire departments and community agencies in vulnerable neighborhoods throughout PG&E service territories, the program’s activities include:
PG&E collaborated with the Red Cross for more than 40 years on many emergency preparedness initiatives to build safer, more resilient communities
Following are home fire facts:
"While the fire department and our partners in the City and County may be the first responders, we know that the key to a successful emergency response and recovery in a community relies on a collaborative effort with the people, organizations and businesses of a community. In the long-term, strong public-private partnerships and community engagement will make our communities safer and more resilient to disaster."
Chief Joanne Hayes-White
San Francisco Fire Department
The American Red Cross and PG&E announced a milestone in honor of National Fire Prevention month: training, educating or engaging more than 700,000 residents throughout Northern and Central California as part of the Ready Neighborhoods initiative. Learn about the initiative. Visit PG&E, Red Cross Announce Milestone in Educating More than 700,000 Californians.
PG&E presented a $50,000 donation to the American Red Cross to help residents of San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties prepare for disasters. Read about the event. Visit Central Coast: PG&E Supports Red Cross in San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara Counties.
To educate families on preventing home fires, officials from the American Red Cross Central Valley Region and PG&E returned for a third season of Team Firestopper. Read the announcement. Visit Fresno: Red Cross, PG&E Celebrate Return of Team Firestopper in the Central Valley.
For more information on how you, your family, workplace and community can prepare for disasters, visit the following Web pages: