We've ramped up our safety efforts

To further reduce the threat of wildfires, we're performing accelerated safety inspections of electric infrastructure in high fire-threat areas. You may see PG&E crews, our contractors, helicopters or drones in your neighborhood if you live in those areas.

The work being done as part of our Community Wildfire Safety Program is in addition to the routine inspections and maintenance we regularly conduct. It's about doing even more to help further reduce wildfire risks and keep our customers and communities safe given the growing wildfire threat across the state.

We are conducting comprehensive inspections of electric towers, poles and substations in high fire-threat areas. Customers may see PG&E crews or contractors in their area performing these safety inspections, which include:

  • Ground inspections of electric poles.
  • Climbing inspections of transmission towers.
  • Helicopter and drone inspections to further enhance and complement our ground inspections.

Additionally, helicopters might be needed, at times, to deliver PG&E or contractor crews and equipment to remote locations.

Inspections are ongoing, and we are working to complete all inspections of electric towers, poles and substations in high fire-threat areas. Helicopter inspections related to this program are underway now and will typically occur between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. We are doing this work in areas defined as at elevated (Tier 2) and extreme (Tier 3) risk of wildfire, based on the CPUC High Fire-Threat District map. We are taking action right away to address any immediate risk to public safety found during the inspections.

For more information please download the Wildfire Safety Inspection Program Fact Sheet (PDF, 66 KB).

Frequently asked questions

General inspection information

Helicopter and drone inspection information