Community Wildfire Safety Program
Expanding our efforts to prevent wildfires
The Community Wildfire Safety Program launched in 2018 to help keep customers and communities safe. Wildfire risk is increasing in California, so we are making our system safer.
How we are taking action
Read our wildfire mitigation plan (PDF, 8.1 MB)
Our Community Wildfire Safety Program focus areas include:
We are moving our powerlines underground in high fire-threat areas.
LEARN MORE ABOUT UNDERGROUNDING
Strengthening the electric grid
We are making our electric system safer with stronger poles and covered powerlines.
LEARN MORE ABOUT SYSTEM HARDENING
Enhancing powerline safety settings
Our lines turn off power within one-tenth of a second if a problem is detected. These settings are known as Enhanced Powerline Safety Settings.
LEARN MORE ABOUT ENHANCED POWERLINE SAFETY SETTINGS
Reducing Public Safety Power Shutoff impacts
We are working to better target our use of Public Safety Power Shutoffs.
LEARN MORE ABOUT PUBLIC SAFETY POWER SHUTOFFS
Conducting enhanced vegetation management
We have improved how we manage trees and shrubs near powerlines in high fire-threat areas.
LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR ENHANCED VEGETATION MANAGEMENT PROGRAM
During power outages, we have ways to reduce the number of customers who lose power.
LEARN MORE ABOUT MICROGRIDS
Utilizing innovative technologies
We are finding new ways to help us prevent and respond to the risk of wildfires.
LEARN MORE ABOUT INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIES
Do you live in a high fire-threat area?
The California Public Utilities Commission worked with CAL FIRE and others to develop a Fire-Threat Map of California. View the CPUC Fire-Threat Map. The map shows places with a high risk of wildfires that could put people and property in danger.
- Tier 3 areas are at extreme risk for wildfire
- Tier 2 areas are at elevated risk for wildfire
- Zone 1 High Hazard Zones are areas with high numbers of dead and dying trees
Visit CAL FIRE for wildfire readiness tips
Wildfire Safety resources
Wildfire Recovery Support
Wildfire Safety Webinars
Public Safety Power Shutoff resources
Frequently Asked Questions
Potential Outage Map
Live Outage Map
Humboldt Local Power Source Project (PDF, 1.7 MB)
Other PG&E resources
Medical Baseline Program
Safety Action Center
Weather and PSPS 7-Day Forecast
Safety Outage decision-making guide (PDF, 18.8 MB)
Resources for those with accessibility, financial, language and aging needs
Community Wildfire Safety Program resources
Wildfire Mitigation Plan
System Inspections Program
Enhanced Vegetation Management