- 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.
We work year-round on our fire mitigation efforts, some of those efforts include:
- Making sure the area around our equipment is free of debris or vegetation.
- Working with local fire departments and the forest service on wildfire safety plans, this includes creating and following protocols to follow in the event of a wildfire.
- Partnering with communities to teach customers about lowering fire risks.
- Visually inspecting poles and equipment on a regular basis.