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Digital Video Series Highlights Making Homes Fire Resistant
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Enjoy a cup of coffee as you watch co-host, David Hawks, former CAL FIRE Chief of the Butte Unit and current PG&E Senior Public Safety Specialist in a video series, “Seven Saturdays to a More Fire-Resistant Home,” that will demonstrate tangible steps that Californians can take to harden their homes against wildfires and help keep their families and communities safe.

With over 90 percent of California experiencing drought, the state faces unprecedented wildfire risk this year. PG&E can help customers be better prepared for the wildfire season and any emergency.

“The little actions we take today can better protect our homes and communities from wildfire,” Hawks said.

With over 31 years serving California as a firefighter, Hawks understands simple tasks can help protect homes. In the series he uses his expertise to show Californians how to create and maintain defensible space around their properties; cost-effective ways to harden their home; tips to help families prepare for a potential evacuation during a wildfire; and other simple steps a typical resident can accomplish in a single day.

You can watch the first episode now on the Safety Action Center (, PG&E’s online preparedness resource which provides information to help customers keep their families, homes, and businesses safe during natural disasters and other emergencies. New episodes will launch every week, for seven weeks.