Fire House 811 Campaign

Pennsylvania 811 has expanded its public awareness campaign to promote safe digging practices within local communities across Pennsylvania. The FIRE HOUSE 811 campaign encourages fire companies to take a stand against trenching incidents within their communities by promoting "Call 811 Before You Dig". Participating fire houses have seven chances to win $500! The drawings occur 7 times a year: May 12, June 9, July 14, August 11, September 8, October 13 and November 10. One entry per fire station. A picture and address is needed to qualify as an entry. If a fire house does not have a marquee, Pennsylvania 811 will supply the station with a 4 x 8 ft banner.

Common safety messages:

Know what's below. Call 811 before you dig. |   Call 811 before you dig.  |   Call 811 three business days before you dig. |  Call 811 before digging. It's the law.  |   Protect our community. Call 811 before you dig  |  Call 811 before digging. It's the safest thing to do. |  (In April) April is safe digging month. Call 811 before you dig.  |  (In August) Celebrate safe digging on August 11th.  |  Digging soon? Call 811 first.  |  Call 811 or you may be calling 911.

2017 Sponsors:  Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania, PPL Electric Utilities, PECO Energy, UGI, UGI Energy Services and Pennsylvania 811.

Social media tags:  #Firehouse811, #Firehouse, #Call811   

May 12th Winner

June 9th Winner

July 14th Winner

August 11th Winner

September 8th Winner
October 13th Winner
November 10th Winner 


Pennsylvania One Call System, Inc. dba Pennsylvania 811
Our purpose is to prevent damage to underground facilities. To promote safety, we provide an efficient and effective communications network among project owners, designers, excavators, and facility owners. Know what’s below. Dial 8-1-1 before you dig.

PA One Call release 03-01-2017; updated every month during the campaign.