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Two New Helicopters Help Support Wildfire Mitigation Efforts

SCE invests in the aircraft for line inspections and repairs in remote areas as it prepares for California’s wildfire season.
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By Caroline Aoyagi-Stom, Energized by Edison Editor
 
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As the helicopter, brightly painted yellow and green, makes its way toward the helipad at Chino Airport, the rotors are noticeably quieter, the size of the aircraft larger than most of the fleet.

Video | Southern California Edison Installs Cameras to Monitor Potential Wildfires in Real Time

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Southern California Edison (SCE) has installed 70 high tech cameras to monitor high-risk fire areas. SCE, fire agents and the public have 24-hour access to these cameras and plans to install 160 cameras by 2020.

Visit the Energized blog for more video updates about Edison Internationa's sustainability and energy efficiency initiatives. 

Fire Meteorologist Helps Lead SCE’s Wildfire Prevention Efforts

The fire scientist is the first-ever at the utility and will use data and algorithms to help fight California’s wildfires. by Reggie Kumar
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Not everyone who fights wildfires is a firefighter. Some, like Tom Rolinski, fight fires with algorithms and weather modeling data. On a typical day, you can find Southern California Edison’s “wildfire whisperer” behind a computer screen using high-tech software to help prevent the next big wildfire.

Wells Fargo Donates an Additional $1.5 Million to California Wildfire Relief Efforts

Customer donations accepted through California ATMs and Go Far Rewards
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SAN FRANCISCO, November 19, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Today, Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) announced a donation of $1.5 million to aid in the ongoing recovery and relief efforts resulting from the devastating wildfires in California. Earlier this week, Wells Fargo announced a $250,000 donation to local organizations. Today’s donation increases Wells Fargo’s support to $1.75 million.

Visa Response to California Wildfires

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Visa and the Visa Foundation today announced a commitment to help those impacted by multiple major wildfires that have devastated regions throughout California over the last week.

A Model for Wildfire Disaster Relief

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Nearly 20,000 residents have been asked to evacuate their homes in Northern California as a result of the multiple wildfires that have been burning for weeks, and CNBC has reported that more than 16,000 homes have been threatened by potential damage from the wildfire at this point, leading to evacuation orders for nearly 25,000 residents.

Honoring Heroes

Hormel Foods and CytoSport honor Northern California firefighters; help feed residents
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By Mary Burich

When Ryan Bennie mentioned that he and his fellow firefighters “need a break,” he was saying a mouthful. Ryan was front and center during the Northern California wildfires that erupted in October 2017, racking up more than $9 billion in damages and taking dozens of lives along the way.

“It’s hopefully my career fire,” he says.

Rebuilding Together and Albertsons Companies Foundation Partner to Rebuild Communities Affected by Recent Wildfires and Hurricanes

Customers and employees donate $1.6 million towards organization's long-term recovery efforts
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Rebuilding Together, the leading home and community revitalization national non-profit organization, today announced a $1.6 million donation from Albertsons Companies Foundation to support long-term recovery efforts for underserved residents affected by California wildfires and Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

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Rebuilding Together, the leading home and community revitalization national non-profit organization, today announced a $1.6 million donation from Albertsons Companies Foundation to support long-term recovery efforts for underserved residents affected by California wildfires and Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

Families Impacted by California Wildfires Get Help for the Holidays

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A nurse and ten families affected by the recent California Wildfires received a special Christmas surprise, thanks to Walmart and the Today Show. 

To watch the video, visit Today.com.

Comcast NBCUniversal Contributes Nearly $1.5M in Cash and In-Kind Support for Northern California Wildfire Relief Efforts

$500,000 cash donation to North Bay fire relief fund provides support for the residents and communities Comcast serves throughout the impacted areas
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PHILADELPHIA, October 23, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Comcast NBCUniversal today announced it will donate $500,000 in cash to the North Bay Fire Relief Fund, and almost $1 million worth of in-kind support for the affected communities. 

Comcast will produce advertising spots and donate advertising time on its cable systems to build awareness and solicit donations to the North Bay Fire Relief Fund.  The Fund has been established to provide much needed assistance to residents affected by the North Bay Fires in Northern California.

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