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Pacific County Fire District #1 is asking voters to increase the current levy rate from $0.85 per $1,000 assessed property value to $1.15 per $1,000 assessed property value.

If approved, the increased cost to a property owner is approximately $10 more per month on a property assessed at $400,000.

New funds will be used to increase daily staffing, including staffing the Surfside fire station.

The proposed lid-lift measure will be on the August 6, 2024 ballot

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Address Sign

Our high visibility signs feature four-inch reflective numbers and can be seen from up to 300 feet away, day or night.

Address Sign Post

In an emergency, every second counts, and valuable time can be lost if your address number is not immediately visible to responders. In an effort to solve the problem, Pacific County Fire District #1 provides high visibility signs.
Address Post Click Here

Lock Box

The Pacific County Fire District 1 trusts and supports residential Lock Boxes, which are high-security key safes. They allow first responders to enter your home in an emergency when people inside are unable to open the door or are not present.

Lock Box

In an emergency, every second counts, and valuable time can be lost if your home is locked and you are unable to answer the door. In an effort to solve the problem, Pacific County Fire District #1 offers a Lock Box Program.
Lock Box Click Here

Burn Ban
July 13,2024

Calls For Service

Calls For June
2024 Year to Date

End of Year Totals

  • 2023 – 2,870

  • 2022 – 3,026

  • 2021 – 2,772

  • 2020 – 2,278

  • 2019 – 2,651

  • 2018 – 2,429

  • 2017 – 2,449

  • 2016 – 2,207

  • 2015 – 2,009

  • 2014 – 1,828

Insulation of Embers: Sand insulates hot embers. When you cover a beach fire with sand, it may appear extinguished from the outside, but underneath, the sand creates an insulating layer that keeps embers red hot. These embers can remain hot for many hours and even days.

Invisible Hazard: When a fire is buried with sand, the danger becomes invisible. People walking on the beach might not realise there’s a hotbed of embers under the sand. This poses a significant burn risk, especially to children or pets who might unknowingly step on the area.

Delayed Re-ignition: The insulated, hot embers have the potential to reignite. A gust of wind or additional combustible material could easily cause these hidden embers to flare up again, potentially leading to a fire that could spread beyond the initially controlled area.

Environmental Damage: Covering a fire with sand might also have environmental impacts. The heat can sterilise the sand, killing microorganisms and affecting the local ecosystem. Plus, remnants of the fire, such as charcoal or debris, can be left behind, polluting the beach environment.

False Sense of Security: Similar to campfires in other settings, covering a beach fire with sand can give a false sense of security. People might leave the site thinking the fire is completely out, not realising they’ve left behind a potential hazard.

Pacific County Fire Protection District 1 was officially formed on October 7, 1940. It is a progressive, full-service fire district providing fire suppression, emergency medical services, ALS and BLS emergency transport services, and public safety education.

Pacific County Fire Protection District 1 serves unincorporated areas of the Long Beach Peninsula including the State Parks, and the communities of Seaview, Klipsan, Ocean Park, Nahcotta, Oysterville, and Surfside.

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