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July 18, 2015 (San Diego)  –  San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) has awarded $1,000,000 in grants to over 87 regional safety partners as part of SAFE San Diego, a SDG&E philanthropic initiative aimed at supporting non-profit organizations dedicated to disaster preparedness, emergency response training, wildfire education, and defensible space assistance programs.

“Safety is paramount at SDG&E, and we will continue partnering with state and local fire agencies, first responders, and weather experts to enhance overall fire preparedness in the region,” said John Sowers, vice president of electric distribution operations. “SDG&E is proud to support these regional safety partners whose programs help entire communities prevent and prepare for future fires and other emergencies.”

Through its philanthropy, SDG&E supports safety organizations such as the Fire Safe Council of San Diego County, Poway CERT Program, 2-1-1 San Diego Disaster Program, the Burn Institute, and the Rincon Fire Safety and Prevention Outreach. Additional funding from SDG&E was recently presented to the County of San Diego and the San Diego Regional Fire Foundation for the purchase of Automatic Vehicle Locators (AVLs) that will be attached to fire trucks and other emergency response equipment.

Visit to learn more about SDG&E’s commitment to local communities.       

SDG&E is a subsidiary of Sempra Energy (NYSE: SRE), a Fortune 500 energy services holding company based in San Diego. Connect with SDG&E’s Customer Contact Center at 800-411-7343, on Twitter (@SDGE) and Facebook.


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