On Friday, June 29, Los Angeles County Fire Department Division VIII Assistant Fire Chief Jim Robinson and personnel from Fire Station 186 participated in a groundbreaking ceremony to support Southern California Gas Company and its Mobile Home Park Utility Upgrade Program in the City of Pomona’s Foothill Village Mobile Home Park.
The upgrade program has been in effect since 2014. It offers mobile park homeowners the opportunity to voluntarily replace their park’s energy distribution systems with professionally installed energy distribution systems. The new energy distribution systems deliver safe, affordable, reliable and clean natural gas to mobile park residents. This new meter technology will also be placed near the front of residences, giving first responders quick and easy access to the natural gas infrastructure.
There are more than 1,300 mobile home parks in the SoCalGas service territory. During the first round of installations, 189 mobile home parks were converted. If successful, SoCalGas hopes to perform upgrades in every residential park.
As one of the keynote speakers, Chief Robinson thanked SoCalGas for providing residents with safer, more reliable utility services, and for giving our Department the opportunity to support this Countywide safety initiative.