Storm Aware

Storm Aware and Severe Weather

The State Emergency Management Agency in Missouri has a Web site to help inform and prepare Missourians for severe weather. Stormaware.mo.gov includes detailed videos on how to take shelter in specific types of buildings, important information about tornado sirens and weather alert radios, and links to severe weather texting services that can alert people across Missouri to upcoming severe weather.

Building Safety Month

May is Building Safety Month

http://www.iccsafe.org/BSM/Pages/default.aspx

 

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.

http://www.call811.com/how-811-works/default.aspx

 

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 and First Aid Classes

 

Heartsaver/CPR – Adult or Pediatric Heartsaver classes teach the possible rescuer how to recognize and treat life threatening emergencies, including CPR and choking in the adult or infant and child.  Students are also taught how to recognize warning signs of strike and heart attack. Skill performance is required for completion of this class. Successful completion of the course does provide a completion card. $25.00 per person.

 

Heartsaver/AED – This class is the same as the Heartsaver/CPR class with the addition of learning how to use an Automatic External Defibrillator (AED).    Note:  this class is usually only taught where a business has an AED on site.  $35.00 per person.

 

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.

 

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

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 Fire Safety Tips
 
Fireworks Safety

Home Escape Plans

Kids Fire Safety Page
 
Burn / Scald Prevention

Product Recalls

Home Fire Sprinkler Info
 
NFPA Sites:
Kids Safety Projects & Games http://www.nfpa.org/sparky/
 

Lightning Safety
 
Storm/Tornado Safety
 

Car Seat Info.

Manufactured Home Safety

Family Disaster Plan Info

Special Needs Fire / Disaster Plan Info

Pet Disaster Plan Info

Business Disaster Plan Info

Drowning Prevention

Smoke Detector Co