Drought Conditions and Extreme Heat Increase the Importance of Fire Safety this Fourth of July Holiday Weekend
Helping our Customers and Communities Stay Safe
this Independence Day
It’s critical to put safety first this Fourth of July with the
triple digit heat combined with extremely dry conditions from an
extended drought and climate change.
Celebrations that involve fireworks, barbeques and swimming can
increase the risk of fires, electric hazards, heat-related
illnesses, and other perils. Echoing recommendations from first
responders, PG&E asks customers to
follow local rules and regulations regarding
Here are additional ways to stay safe this summer:
- The safest way to enjoy fireworks is to attend a public
fireworks show put on by professionals.
- First and foremost, know what the local regulations allow. Be
aware of surroundings — stay clear of power lines, structures, dry
grass, or flammable materials when using legally purchased
fireworks in areas approved by local regulations.
- If a firework strikes electric equipment or causes a power line
to come down, stay away, keep others away and immediately call
9-1-1 and PG&E at 1-800-743-5000.
- Always assume downed electric lines are energized and extremely
dangerous. Never attempt to retrieve anything that is tangled in or
near a power line.
- Make sure everyone has proper skills to swim. Keep an eye on
young children and check flotation devices for leaks.
- Every child under 13 must wear a Coast Guard-approved life
jacket when on a moving vessel that is 26 feet or less in
- Don't dive or jump into unfamiliar water. Shallow water or
submerged trees or rocks could cause serious injury.
- Don't swim or play near a dam or powerhouse; these areas can
have strong underwater currents, sudden water discharges, slippery
surfaces and submerged hazards.
- Never use generators, propane heaters, barbeques or charcoal
indoors due to carbon monoxide risks.
- Limit exposure to direct sunlight. Reapply sunscreen
- Drink plenty of water and avoid alcohol or caffeine when
temperatures are high.
- During hot weather, watch for signs of heat stroke — hot, red
skin; changes in consciousness; rapid, weak pulse; or rapid,
shallow breathing. If you suspect someone is suffering from heat
stroke, call 9-1-1 and move the person to a cooler place. Use cold
towels to help lower their body temperature until help
PG&E encourages customers to confirm their phone number,
email, language preference, and mailing address are current in
their online account by visiting pge.com/mywildfirealerts.
Pacific Gas and Electric Company, a subsidiary of PG&E
Corporation (NYSE:PCG), is a combined natural gas and electric
utility serving more than 16 million people across 70,000 square
miles in Northern and Central California. For more information,
visit pge.com and pge.com/news.
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