2011-07-16 / News

Can your home be found quickly?

By Brad Essick, Hebron Union Township Fire Prevention officer

HEBRON – Is your home a mystery to find?

Can it be found quickly?

• In an emergency?

• When every second counts?

• Especially at night?

Unfortunately, emergencies can and do happen. When precious seconds can mean the difference between life and death you want to be sure that you’ve done everything you can to put the odds in your favor and fire department reflective address signs can help.

These signs are highly reflective and very visible. It will be easier for emergency services, visiting friends, family, repair, and delivery persons to find your home, especially at night. In addition, it looks great and is inexpensive.

Reflective address signs offer these benefits:

• Better visibility. Especially at night, when reflected by headlights and when it counts the most. Help 911, fire, and law enforcement find your home quickly.

• Low cost and peace of mind. An inexpensive way to ensure home safety and security.

Do I really need one of these address signs? My house already has numbers on it.

To find out, drive or walk up and down the street in front of your home. Put yourself in the position of a rescuer that is responding to your house in a life or death situation. Can your address be clearly and easily seen from the street, at a distance, or at night? Statistics indicate that emergency services receive millions of phone calls per year for emergencies and accidents that occur at home. Rescue personnel will tell you that finding the home is the hardest part. Wasted minutes and seconds can mean all the difference. If you have numbers that cannot be seen or are too small, peeling, falling off, faded, etc., then the answer is YES, I need a new address sign.

Help yourself and your community by making sure your home can be found easily and quickly.

Contact your local fire department for cost and installation of the address signs.

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