All signs point to a severe fire season in 2020. CAL FIRE (the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection) recorded 4,465 fires covering close to 60,000 acres since January 1. It will get bigger, fast.
Our parched terrain is fuel waiting for just a spark. During the winter, Los Angeles recorded more rain than Northern California. According to the San Jose Mercury News, conditions have “left vegetation in Northern California drier now than it has been in July since the state’s historic five-year drought from 2012 to 2016.”
You need to prepare for fire risks and PG&E’s inevitable, potentially widespread, Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) events.
- Make sure your contact information on the PG&E website is up to date. https://www.pge.com/en_US/residential/your-account/account-management/manage-your-account/alerts-and-notifications/update-your-contact-information.page
- If you plan to rent a generator, do not wait until an event is announced or wildfire risks in your area escalate. You do not want to be groping around in the dark trying to work out how to get a backup generator on site, connected, running and in compliance with jurisdictional regulations. Take a few minutes to read our helpful tips on renting a commercial generator. https://www.gotpower.com/rent-commercial-generator/
- Take care of your stationary generator. Schedule maintenance and testing before things get super busy. At CD & Power we can help you. Our team of factory-trained technicians performs preventative maintenance and repair services on just about every brand of stationary and portable generator.
It’s all about preparation. As the great basketball coach John Wooden said, “Failure to prepare is preparing to fail.”