Encouraging Emergency Preparedness & Safety
While natural gas has the best safety and reliability record of all traditional energy sources, we still need to be vigilant about following our established safety guidelines and continually reaching out to Southern Californians with information on:
- How to detect a natural gas leak and what to do
- Why you should call 811 before any outdoor digging
- The importance of family and workplace emergency preparedness
- Our informative safety brochures, available in 14 languages
- How to avoid being scammed
- Pipeline safety
- Contractor safety
Programs and Activities
These are some of the programs we've recently launched to make learning about safety fun and memorable.
- Giving free bikes, helmets and locks to 25 kids through CicLAvia Gives, a program that provides bikes to kids throughout Los Angeles County so they can explore their neighborhood in a whole new way.
- Awarding $25,000 to the American Red Cross to support PrepareSoCal 2.0, a four-year initiative to increase disaster awareness, preparedness capacity and overall resiliency in vulnerable communities.
- Visits to elementary schools teach hundreds of students about the basics of natural gas safety through fun games and hands-on demonstrations.
- We partnered with the Los Angeles Fire Department to provide the public with important safety tips about CO. When temperatures drop, some residents attempt to heat their homes with methods that pose a risk of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning (i.e. a charcoal grill).