District ISO Rating

District ISO Rating


January 13, 2012


The Pacific Fire protection District is pleased to announce that Insurance Services Offices has completed a public protection survey of the structural fire suppression delivery system provided by the Fire Protection District.  Effective November 1, 2011, the Public Protection Classification will improve for all insurable properties within the city limits of the City of Pacific from a Public Protection Class 5 to a Public Protection Class 3.  The new lower classification of 3 should result in lower insurance premiums for residential or commercial properties within the city limits of Pacific.


The Public Protection Classification for residential and commercial properties within the boundaries of the Pacific Fire Protection District outside of the City limits of the City of Pacific may also change to a Public Protection Class 3 with creditable water.  All other properties without creditable water will remain a Public Protection Class 5.


If you have questions on what your Public Protection Class is outside of the city limits of Pacific you may call the Pacific Fire Protection District Administration Office at 636-257-3633.



Chief Rick Friedmann

Pacific Fire Protection District


Burn Permits




·     NO BURNING at all is allowed within the City of Pacific, per City Ordinance and DNR regulations.


·     Burning is allowed by the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) beginning on September 16 thru April 14.  Allowed burning is limited to bonfires, recreational fires and brush and leaf piles which are no greater in size than 16 square feet.  Burning must be completed between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. (Except for bonfires/recreational fires).  Visit the Missouri DNR website  http://dnr.mo.gov/pubs/pub2047.htm


·     Under no circumstances shall tires, plastics, coated electrical wires, roof material, or construction waste be burned at any time.  BURNING OF THESE ITEMS IS PROHIBITED BY LAW.  10 CSR-10-5.070 DNR.


·     Open burning shall be at least 50 feet from any building.  Burning in an approved container shall be at least 15 feet from any building.


·     All other types of burning require a permit from the DNR.  The St. Louis DNR Office can be reached by calling 314-416-2960.


·     Residents are asked to notify the Pacific Fire Protection District of all burning activity at one of the following numbers:


Pacific Administrative Offices:         636-257-3633, ext 5 (M-F  7:30 - 4:00)


For calls between 4:00 p.m. Friday evening through 7:30 a.m. Monday morning call one of the numbers listed below:


Pacific Station 1:                                636-257-4160

Robertsville Station 2:                       636-451-6162



Building / Occupancy Permits


The Pacific Fire Protection District has adopted and currently enforces the 2015 edition of the ICC Codes.


BUILDING PERMIT:  A building permit is required if you are going to do any of the following:

             Build one of the following structures:

                     Condo, Apartment, Commercial Building,

                     Commercial Addition or Remodel

             Install one of the following Systems:

                      Sprinkler System, Fire Alarm System, New or Upgrade Fire Suppression System,

                      Range Hood Suppression System above a cooking appliance in a public building.


Application for Building Permit


Fee is different for each permit and dependent on type and extent of construction.


USE / OCCUPANCY PERMIT:  Occupancy permits are required by the Pacific Fire Protection District for owners or tenants to occupy or re-occupy existing commercial space or to occupy newly constructed space; including FIREWORKS STANDS. Other agencies or local governments may require an occupancy permit to be issued as well.   Fee - $75.00   ***There is also a recurring Annual Fee associated with every Occupancy Permit which is invoiced prior to Annual Inspection.


MISCELLANEOUS PERMITS:  Fireworks Display, Storage of Explosives, Burn Permit (Air Curtain Destructor)

There may or may not be a fee associated with these permits.


Fire Extinguishers

Fire Extinguishers




The Pacific Fire Protection District will no longer be a drop off point for filling or service work of fire extinguishers.


The local yellow pages list the following companies as Fire Extinguisher dealers:


      Franklin County Fire Extinguisher @ 573-468-8186


      Carman & Associates @ 636-390-8740


      Schuhmacher Fire Equipment @ 636-239-3867


There are also several dealers in St. Louis County that provide service in this area that can be found in other editions of the Yellow Pages.


Commercial and Industrial occupancies are required to have annual servicing of their extinguishers and are encouraged to contract with a reputable company for this annual requirement.


Residential owners are encouraged to have fire extinguishers present in their homes, garages, and shops.


Pricing for refilling and service work and other related charges vary from company to company.


Deputy Chief

Ken Prichard


Knox Box Orders




1.      The Fire Official will help you determine the correct Knox Box for your needs.


2.      On the front of the Authorization/Order Form, fill in Sections 1, 3, 4, 5 and 6 which are self-explanatory.  Section 2 will be completed by an authorized agent of Pacific Fire Protection District.  Leave Section 2 blank.


3.      Be sure to complete all the information needed:

a)      Quantity of devices ordered.

b)     Part number from back of form.

c)      Price per item and total price.

d)     Add the fee for shipping & handling.  (calculated by weight)

e)      Cross through Sub-Master fee and Sales Tax as neither of these apply.

f)      Total the amount and enter in the proper box.


4.      Accepted payment method is by check or credit card.  Make the check payable to the Knox Company, in the amount shown in the “total”.  (payments by credit card will expedite the process)


5.      Send or bring the check and completed Authorization/Order Form to the Pacific Fire Protection District at 910 W. Osage - Pacific, MO 63069.  We must sign the form before the Knox Company will process your order.  We will mail the form and your check to the Knox Company.


6.      The Knox Company will send the Knox Device to you at the address you indicated on the form.  Please call us before you install the Knox box. We will meet you at your location and assist you in finding the most advantageous location.


Please call me at 636-257-3633 ext. 11 if you have any questions.



Ken Prichard

Fire Marshal/Deputy Chief