San Diego Gas & Electric awarded $1 million Thursday to nearly 90 regional safety partners as part of SAFE San Diego, a initiative supporting disaster preparedness, emergency response training, wildfire education and related programs.
“Safety is paramount at SDG&E, and we will continue partnering with state and local fire agencies, first responders, and weather experts to enhance overall fire preparedness in the region,” said John Sowers, vice president of electric distribution operations. “SDG&E is proud to support these regional safety partners whose programs help entire communities prevent and prepare for future fires and other emergencies.”
Among the organizations receiving funds are the Fire Safe Council of San Diego County, Poway CERT Program, 2-1-1 San Diego Disaster Program, the Burn Institute, the Rincon Fire Safety and Prevention Outreach and the San Diego Regional Fire Foundation.
SDG&E is a regulated public utility that serves 3.4 million consumers through 1.4 million electric and 878,000 natural gas customers in San Diego and southern Orange counties.
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