SDG&E To Award $1,000,000 To Non-Profit Safety Partners

Providing critical support for community fire preparedness and prevention programs

Jul 16, 2015

SAN DIEGO, July 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) awarded $1,000,000 in grants to over 87 regional safety partners as part of SAFE San Diego, a SDG&E philanthropic initiative aimed at supporting non-profit organizations dedicated to disaster preparedness, emergency response training, wildfire education, and defensible space assistance 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."

SDG&E's commitment to safety and emergency preparedness goes well beyond its provision of safe, reliable, and increasingly renewable energy to its customers. Through its philanthropy, SDG&E supports safety organizations such as the Fire Safe Council of San Diego County, Poway CERT Program, 2-1-1 San Diego Disaster Program, the Burn Institute, and the Rincon Fire Safety and Prevention Outreach. Additional funding from SDG&E was recently presented to the County of San Diego and the San Diego Regional Fire Foundation for the purchase of Automatic Vehicle Locators (AVLs) that will be attached to fire trucks and other emergency response equipment.

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SDG&E is a regulated public utility that provides safe and reliable energy service to 3.4 million consumers through 1.4 million electric meters and 878,000 natural gas meters in San Diego and southern Orange counties. The utility's area spans 4,100 square miles. SDG&E is committed to creating ways to help customers save energy and money every day. SDG&E is a subsidiary of Sempra Energy (NYSE: SRE), a Fortune 500 energy services holding company based in San Diego. Connect with SDG&E's Customer Contact Center at 800-411-7343, on Twitter (@SDGE) and Facebook.

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For further information: Allison Zaragoza, San Diego Gas & Electric, 877-866-2066,, Twitter: @sdge