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Fire Companies Can Win $500 By Promoting "Call Before You Dig"

Wednesday September 5th, 2018
Fire companies that help promote the “call before you dig” message could win $500 through a contest sponsored by Pennsylvania One Call and six utility companies. State law requires that anyone getting ready to dig with power equipment first call 811 so the location of underground utilities can be marked.
 
The Fire House 811 campaign encourages fire companies to post a creative 811 message on their firehouse marquee and email a photo (along with their address and contact information) to contact@pa1call.org. A winner will be drawn every second Friday of the month through December. 
 
To raise awareness about public safety and call before you dig, Pennsylvania 811, the state’s 811 call center, will post photos of all entries on its Facebook and Twitter pages. If your firehouse doesn’t have a marquee, it can order a complimentary 4-by-8-foot vinyl banner to hang and photograph (the station’s name must be in the picture) to submit for the drawing.
 
The contest began April 30, and remaining drawings will take place October 12, November 9, and December 14. Fire companies may only win once in the calendar year. 
 
For more information about the contest or to order a vinyl banner, go to the Fire House 811 campaign page.