Imagine your house is on fire, a family member has a medical emergency, or a criminal is threatening you at your home.
You call 911 and report the emergency and the location.
The dispatcher alerts the appropriate authorities (Fire, EMS, or Law Enforcement).
Emergency personnel respond towards your location.
The responders are unable to arrive at your location quickly because there is no address sign, or it isn’t readable, or it is obscured by vegetation or snow.
This situation occurs all too frequently.
Eventually, we get to your location, but “eventually” doesn’t cut it when flames are blowing through your roof, or someone isn’t breathing, or an intruder is kicking-in your door.
Mark your property with large, visible address signs. This is especially important where several properties on a road or driveway share the same address number, and have additional “A”, “B”, “C”, etc. designations.
Prudent property owners even place directional arrows on common access roads and driveways along with their address sign that point the route to their specific property.
In an emergency, every second counts. “Help us help you” by clearly marking your property with address signs.
A Stevens County Firefighter
Stevens Co. Fire Dist. 5