- Mow grass and weeds. Thin and prune trees and shrubs. Throw trash away properly.
- Make sure there is no vegetation around poles or other electrical equipment on your property. Download our helpful graphic for managing vegetation to learn more.
- Emergency Plan
- Sign up for emergency alerts through local resources and visit wildlandfirersg.org to create a preparedness plan.
- Outage Map/Alerts
- Have flashlights, batteries, a portable cell phone charger and extra water on hand.
- Downed Power Lines
- Stay at least 100 feet away and call 911 first, then APS at 602-258-5483 (800-253-9408).
When the risk of fire is higher, we take extra steps to reduce the threat of wildfires. These extra precautions could result in longer than usual outage times.
- Power lines and other equipment may be temporarily taken out of service to protect firefighters
- Protocols that could potentially prolong outages in order to protect the community and first responders may need to be followed during high risk conditions
We appreciate your understanding as we work together to protect you, your community and first responders during wildfire season.
Our fire mitigation efforts include:
- Maintain safe clearances along 11,000+ miles of distribution lines and 6,000+ miles of transmission lines to reduce wildfire risks
- Clear vegetation around power poles and equipment in the wildland-urban interface to create Defensible Space Around Poles
- Partner with community organizations that educate the public on how to protect their property from wildfires
- Establish and follow protocols for electrical equipment in areas at particularly high risk for wildfire
- Inspect every distribution feeder pole by pole in a four-year cycle (a three-year cycle in the wildland-urban interface)
- Coordinate closely with local fire authorities and the forest service on fire mitigation efforts and during active fire incidents