Preparing for a PSPS


  • Make sure your PG&E billing information contains your current contact information to receive notifications.
  • Plan for medical needs, like devices that use batteries/require power or medications that need to be refrigerated. Visit PG&E's Medical Baseline Program page for more information about the program, resources available, and how to apply. 
  • Prepare backup charging methods for phones or other devices
  • Keep hard copies of emergency numbers
  • Create or restock a home emergency kit that includes fresh batteries, flashlights, cash, and first aid supplies. The (San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District) website has checklists and other ideas for preparing for an emergency
  • Know how to manually open your garage door
  • Plan for the needs of your pets
  • Ensure backup generators are ready and safe to use
  • Sign up for emergency alert notifications
  • For additional wildfire and emergency preparedness tips from San Ramon Valley Fire Department, visit:
  • PG&E has also established a Safety Action Center web page in order to provide helpful information about wildfire risks and what you can do before, during, and after an emergency to keep your family safe.  
  • PG&E Twitter Feed @PGE4ME
  • PUBLIC SAFETY REMINDER: Should traffic signals become non-operational, the California Vehicle Code requires motorists to treat those intersections as four-way stops. Please use caution, and watch for other motorists, cyclists, and pedestrians.

For information about PG&E's Community Wildfire Safety Program

Live weather information, a 7-day PSPS
 potential lookahead and images from PG&E's high-definition cameras deployed in high fire-threat areas

Information on keeping your family, home and business safe during a PSPS

Information on backup power options, safety tips, financing options, a marketplace to search major backup power retailers and more

Learn more about PG&E's Medical Baseline Program for those who rely on power for medical devices

Sign up for Address Alerts to receive PSPS notifications for any address important to you outside of your billing address