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PG&E and California Fire Foundation working together to reduce wildfire risks

Posted at 10:00 PM, Jun 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-24 21:16:51-04

Pacific Gas and Electricity Company (PG&E) announced a partnership Monday with the California Fire Foundation by providing $1 million toward a grant that will focus on funding for firefighters, as well as community/neighborhood emergency response teams, in Northern California communities.

Specifically, the funding will go to support developing fire prevention and safety education programs for certain high fire-threat communities.

“The California Fire Foundation is a key partner in connecting Northern California fire departments and emergency response groups throughout the region under a unified front to prevent wildfire disasters,” said PG&E Senior Vice President of Electric Operations  Michael Lewis. “We are committed to building on the success of the 2018 grant program with CFF to continue providing much-needed support for our local firefighters and emergency response groups.”

The California Fire Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that aids firefighters, their families and the communities they protect. PG&E says with this new contribution, the California Fire Foundation will be able to expand its programs.