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PG&E to discuss wildfire safety with Rossmoor residents on Thursday

By Ann Peterson

Managing editor


Before fire season begins again in Northern California, PG&E and local officials are offering a presentation on the utility’s revised Community Wildfire Safety Program, with a focus on Rossmoor and Contra Costa County.

The virtual presentation will be held on Thursday, April 15, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. online via Zoom. Residents can access the program online at or by calling 669-900-6833, 346-248-7799, 253-215-8782, 312-626-6799, 646-876-9923 or 301-715-8592. (Webinar ID: 962 2894 5485; passcode: 520145)

Prior to a Q&A session, PG&E said it will cover topics that include:

  • PG&E’s commitment to keeping customers and communities safe;
  • an overview of the wildfire safety and customer support program efforts in Contra Costa County;
  • key initiatives PG&E is focused on to help reduce wildfire risks, such as enhanced vegetation management and system hardening;
  • information about PG&E’s Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) Program and available resources before, during and after these events; and
  • additional resources available to help customers and communities stay safe during a PSPS event or other emergency.

Participating in the presentation will be officials from PG&E, Contra Costa Fire Protection District, Walnut Creek police and the city of Walnut Creek.

Public Safety Manager Tom Cashion said the presentation will help answer questions GRF hears often from residents.

“This is part of the commitment PG&E, GRF, the city and the fire district have made to collaborate on an ongoing effort to make Rossmoor safer and educate residents about wildfire,” Cashion said.

The presentation will be recorded and uploaded to YouTube on Friday, April 16. It also will air on Channel 28 on a future date (check upcoming TV listings in the News).