811 – Call Before You Dig

Language barriers have been shown to increase the likelihood of fire-related injuries and death.

That’s why the California Fire Foundation is partnering with PG&Efire departments and local fire unions up and down California to bring fire safety messages directly to the state’s Chinese and Latino communities.

With generous support from PG&E, “Call 811 Before You Dig” offers pubic service messages in the Mandarin dialect as well as in English and Spanish aimed at preventing accidents while digging. The program, which also provides printed educational material for contractors and homeowners in Chinese, Spanish and English, seeks to bring specific, relevant home fire safety messages directly from firefighters. Community-based organizations will also be able to  distribute the information.

The program is launching with a local partnership:

  • Sacramento: Sacramento Area Firefighters Local #522 and Sacramento Metropolitan Fire Protection District

These fire safety Public Service Announcements are produced as part of the California Fire Foundation’s Firefighters on Your Side program.

California’s firefighters … on your side.

Watch the PSAs, Listen to the radio spots, and read & download the educational material.