811 - Call Before You Dig

811 - How it Works

Getting your lines marked is quick and easy with 811. When you dial 811, your call is forwarded to the One Call Center in your area for processing. Local One Call Center operators record the location of the dig and then notify the affected utility companies of your digging plans. Your utility companies then dispatch a professional locating crew to mark the approximate location of your lines within a few days.

You should be sure to call 811 a few days in advance of your scheduled dig to allow time for the request to be processed. Once your lines are marked, you will know their approximate location and you can dig safely. Knowing what's below will protect you, your family and your neighbors.

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Smart digging means calling 811 before each job.  Whether you are a homeowner or a professional excavator, one call to 811 gets your underground utility lines marked for FREE.

 

About 811

Building a deck? Planting a tree? Installing a mailbox? 811 is the new number you should call before you begin any digging project.

A new, federally-mandated national "Call Before You Dig" number, 811 was created to help protect you from unintentionally hitting underground utility lines while working on digging projects. People digging often make risky assumptions about whether or not they should get their utility lines marked due to concerns about project delays, costs and previous calls about other projects. These assumptions can be life-threatening.

Every digging job requires a call – even small projects like planting trees or shrubs. If you hit an underground utility line while digging, you can harm yourself or those around you, disrupt service to an entire neighborhood and potentially be responsible for fines and repair costs.
 

Don't assume you know what's below. Protect yourself and those around you – Call 811 every time.

 

Common Ground Alliance

CGAYou may be wondering exactly who is behind the 811 campaign? The answer to your question is the Common Ground Alliance (CGA). CGA is the leading association created specifically to work with all industry stakeholders in an effort to prevent damage to underground utility infrastructure and ensure public safety and environmental protection.

Officially formed in 2000, CGA represents a continuation of the United States Department of Transportation's Common Ground Study – a study that highlighted the need for one organization to continuously update best practices among the growing underground utility industry.

Along with the new 811-number, CGA and its 1,400 members and sponsors have launched the national "Call Before You Dig" campaign to increase public awareness about the importance of using 811, having utility lines marked before digging and protecting America's vast underground infrastructure of pipelines, conduits, wires and cables.

Need more information about 811 or CGA? You can learn more by visiting our media section or by contacting us directly.

 

Car Seat Inspections

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Car Seat Inspections

Pacific Fire Protection District is dedicated to your safety. Child safety seats are an essential part of protecting children in a vehicle. Making sure your car seats are installed correctly is crucial. The Pacific Fire Protection District has personnel trained to install and check the installation of your child safety seats. To schedule an appointment to check the security of your child safety seats contact the Pacific Fire Protection District Administration office at 636-257-3633.

 Helpful links:

Smoke Detectors and Fire Sprinklers

SMOKE DETECTORS 

Visit Sparky the Fire Dog at these links:

 

FIRE SPRINKLERS

www.homefiresprinkler.org

 

Fire House Tours

Fire Station Tours

We are happy to show visitors around the fire stations and show them the equipment we use.  It is best to contact us ahead of time at 636-257-3633 ext. 10 to schedule a tour.

CPR / First Aid Classes

CPR Classes

 

 

Heartsaver/AED

Heartsaver CPR AED course teaches you CPR, AED and choking knowledge. This program is for anyone with limited or no medical training who needs an AHA course completion card. You will learn:

  • Adult CPR and AED use
  • Adult choking
  • Child CPR and AED use (optional)
  • Infant CPR (optional)
  • Child choking (optional)
  • Infant choking (optional)

CPR instruction includes high-quality compressions, airway management, breathing, and how to use a mask.

Note:  this class is usually only taught where a business has an Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) on site.  $35.00 per person.

 

For online class information click on the following link:

 

AHA Online Heart Saver/AED Skills Class

 

 

Health Care Provider (BLS)

This course teaches the skills of CPR for victims of all ages, use of barrier devices, AED, relief of an airway obstruction and rescue breathing.  Successful skill performance, including a written test, is required for completion of this class.  This class is intended primarily for the professional personnel and personnel operating in the healthcare environment.  Successful completion of the course does provide a completion card.  $50.00 per person; If more than 1 person is taking the class, then the fee is $40.00 per person.

 

For online class information click on the following link:

AHA Online BLS Skills Class

 

If you take the online AHA Heartsaver AED Class or the AHA BLS Class, the Pacific Fire Protection District can provide the required skills test for successful completion of the online class.  For Skills test only the fee is $25.00.

All classes are scheduled as needed and times are flexible.  Call the District at 636-257-3633 ext. 10 to schedule a class.

Smoke Detector Grant

Ten-year Life of Smoke Alarms

 

Rick Friedmann, Fire Chief

Pacific Fire Protection District

 

Working smoke alarms detect and alert people to fire in its early stages, providing the warning needed to escape safely.  According to the nonprofit National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), working smoke alarms cut the risk of dying in reported home fires in half.  However, smoke alarms don’t work forever.

 

As Fire Chief of the Pacific Fire Protection District, I’m concerned that the presence of smoke alarms in the Pacific Fire Protection District residents’ homes (most U.S. homes have at least one) may give them a false sense of security.  Oftentimes, people don’t know how old their smoke alarms are, if they’re still functioning properly, or at all.  That lack of awareness can have deadly consequences: nearly two-thirds of all home fire deaths result from fires in homes with no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms.

 

Smoke alarms more than 10 years old no longer offer a reliable level of safety.  The Pacific Fire Protection District urges all Fire District residents to determine how old their smoke alarms are.  (The date of manufacture is located on the back of the alarm.)  If they’re 10 years old or older, replace them immediately!  This includes smoke alarms that use 10-year batteries and/or are hard-wired.

 

In accordance with NFPA, the Pacific Fire Protection District offers the following recommendations for buying and installing smoke alarms:

·        Purchase combination smoke alarms or both ionization and photoelectric alarms.

·        Make sure smoke alarms have the label of a recognized testing laboratory.

·        Install smoke alarms in every bedroom, outside each sleeping area and on every level of the home, including the basement.  (Some older homes may not have smoke alarms installed in bedrooms, but it’s important that these locations include them to provide adequate warning.)

 

Time and time again, the Pacific Fire Protection District has witnessed the life-saving impact of smoke alarms.  But we also know tragedy can result from smoke alarms that aren’t working properly.  We strongly encourage all Fire District residents to inspect their smoke alarms today, and to replace them, if necessary, as soon as possible.

 

If you have questions or concerns about smoke alarms and/or smoke alarm installation, please contact the Pacific Fire Protection District at the following numbers:

  

Pacific Station 1 at 636-257-4160

Pacific Station 2 at 636-451-6162

 

Or visit www.nfpa.org/smokealarms for more information.

 

The Pacific Fire Protection District applied and was awarded a grant from the ECMA Fire Grants in the amount of $15,845.00.  This grant is for the purchases and installation of ten-year battery operated smoke detectors into homes where the current smoke detectors were past the ten year life expectation or in homes that have no working smoke detectors at all.  Starting in mid-March the Pacific Fire Protection District will start a ten-year battery operated smoke detector installation program within the Pacific Fire Protection District.  The Fire District will be conducting a door-to-door campaign in our older subdivisions where we believe smoke detectors are past the ten-year life expectancy.

 

Blood Pressure and Blood Sugar Checks

Blood Pressure and Blood Sugar Checks

If you need to have your blood pressure or blood sugar checked, we are able to do that test for you.  Feel free to stop by one of the stations if you need either of these checked

Helpful Links

Helpful Links
 
City of Pacific  www.pacificmissouri.com
 
Summer and Fireworks Fire Safety Tips

Home Safety Checklist
 
 
Burn / Scald Prevention
 

Home Fire Sprinkler Info
 
Kids Safety Projects & Games
 
Fire Safety for Deaf or Hard-of Hearing

Lightning Safety
 
Storm/Tornado Safety
 

Car Seat Info.
 

Family Disaster Plan Info

Special Needs Fire / Disaster Plan Info

Pet Disaster Plan Info

Business Disaster Plan Info

Drowning Prevention

Smoke Detector Co