Staying safe in wildfire season - Powering Greatness

Staying safe, together

As wildfires become more frequent and intense throughout the West, our focus is on keeping you and your community safe. We’re working hard to protect you from this increasing threat, while still providing you with the safe, reliable power you depend on.

Here at Pacific Power, we’re taking steps to reduce wildfire risks wherever possible. Last year, we cleared vegetation away from 20,000 power poles systemwide and we’ve installed dozens of new weather monitoring stations in high risk wildfire areas. And that’s just the start. We’re also making investments to improve our equipment’s resiliency and working closely with federal, state and local agencies to enhance our emergency response plans.

Safety is a community effort that takes all of us working together. Here are three main steps you can take now to be prepared and safeguard your home and family.

  1. Just as we’re clearing vegetation away from power lines, it’s also important that you create a defensible space around your home with low-growing plants and well-spaced trees and shrubs.
  2. Creating an emergency plan is crucial to keeping you and your family prepared. This means creating an emergency supply kit, designating a meeting location, and learning to manually open your garage door.
  3. In the event of an emergency, we will use all available options to keep you informed, so be sure to update your account contact information so we can reach you.

Your safety is our top priority, so we’ve created a resource page to make it easy to find preparedness tips, update your contact information and more. To learn about what we’re doing this wildfire season—and what you can do to stay safe—visit

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