In an emergency, whether it’s a medical crisis or a house fire, minutes and seconds count. Time matters.
Mere seconds can be the difference in whether a life is saved or a home is lost.
We’ve seen the truth of that in our county during this busy and dangerous fire season.
If you call 9-1-1, can our emergency responders find you? Is your address clearly marked? Is it visible day or night?
Those reflective numbers on your mail box – how many years have they been there? Are they faded and peeling?
Go take a look. Check them at night. Can you see them clearly?
Remember – seconds count.
If you know someone who works as a first responder, ask them if they ever have difficulty locating the people who have called for help.
When you ask your friend the firefighter, or the paramedic, or the law enforcement officer about locating addresses, did they mention the signs they’ve found in roadside ditches?
How about the one leaning against the fence post, or tacked to a tree with the leaves hiding the numbers? Their stories are endless, and sometimes sad.
Now imagine this: You have an emergency and it’s you that needs help.
Can our emergency services find YOU?
Visit your local fire department and order your new address sign today. Your safety is worth the investment and your local firefighters will even install it for you.
Please don’t put it off. Do it now. It could save your life.
Seconds really do count.
The Lake County Fire Chiefs Association is composed of the chiefs of the fire protection districts around Lake County, Calif. Lake County Fire Chief Association members include Ken Wells, Lakeport Fire Protection District (president); Mike Stone, Kelseyville Fire Protection District; Joe Huggins, Kelseyville Fire Protection District; Jim Wright, South Lake Fire Protection District; Willie Sapeta, Lake County Fire Protection District; Jay Beristianos, Northshore Fire Protection District; James Crabtree, Northshore Fire Protection District; Pat Brown, Northshore Fire Protection District; Wolfgang Liebe, United States Forest Service; Jeff Tunnell, Bureau of Land Management; and Tim Streblow, Linda Green and Mike Wink of Cal Fire.