FAQ Topic: Power Shutoffs

How do I donate or volunteer during a wildfire or other emergency?

The City works with Petaluma People Services Center to coordinate donations and volunteers during a wildfire or other emergency. PPSC is a trusted partner in our community. It has good working relationships with other nonprofits, including faith based organizations, that serve our community. For information about how to donate/volunteer, please contact PPSC at Phone (707) … Continued

Where can I go during a Public Safety Power Shutoff?

PG&E operates drop-in Community Resource Centers during the day in counties impacted by a PSPS. All centers provide ADA-accessible restrooms and hand-washing stations, medical equipment charging, device charging, Wi-Fi, bottled water and snacks. Indoor centers also offer air-conditioning or heating, seating and ice. For more information, go to PG&E’s community resources web page.

What is a Public Safety Power Shutoff?

A “Public Safety Power Shutoff” or “PSPS” is an intentional shut off of the electricity grid for safety reasons, such as to reduce fire risk during gusty and dry weather. The electricity utility that serves the area–PG&E, for Petaluma–is the entity that calls for the PSPS. Go to the PG&E website for information about how … Continued

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