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
Among our programs and activities in 2019:
- Los Angeles Police Foundation: SoCalGas annually supports their programs. This year’s grant was able to provide training and demonstrations in key areas in their Homicide Division in providing safety protection suits. In addition, the grant aided with safety equipment’s and man hours to their large-scale evacuations from front-line fire zones during the fire season like the Saddle Ridge Fire, Getty and Tick.
- The Lucy Jones Center for Science and Society: Partnership provided communities with scientific information related to natural hazards and disasters. Program would strengthen community’s resilience from social scientists and science-based information, ultimately inspiring local, state and civic communities to educate them when making policies. This would enhance information around risk and hazards.
- American Red Cross – Greater Los Angeles: Our grant assisted them in supporting tens of thousands of people affected by the Tick and Getty Fires in Los Angeles. Aid provided in evacuations, major road closures, structural damages and to residents without power. With our grant, we were able to assist them in providing shelters, meals, snacks, relief supplies as well as replacing lost medications and eyeglasses – in addition to providing emotional support and spiritual care to victims.
- Fiesta Educativa, Inc.: Partnership provided guidance and resource to families with family members with special needs in emergencies and disasters. The program trains community members to trainer others as well in English and Spanish. Targeted under-served communities: Montebello, Pico Rivera, Whittier, South Whitter, La Puente, Santa Fe Springs, El Monte, and South El Monte.