If not please consider purchasing a sign/post which displays your home address in four inch reflective numbers. Today, as a result of enhanced 911 telephone features, a dispatcher can identify the specific street address and caller from a 911 call, even if no one is able to provide that information. Unfortunately, valuable minutes may be lost in response time by police, fire and ambulance, because of difficulty finding improper or non-existent numbering at the victim’s residence.
The City of Ellsworth is partnering with the Penobscot County Triad in arranging to have as may homes numbered as possible. Triad is a volunteer non-profit senior organization whose primary mission is the safety of seniors. These signs, which meet the 911 standards, are being manufactured at low cost by inmates at the Penobscot County Jail. You may choose to purchase just the reflective numbers (on a strong aluminum backer) to be applied in a highly visible location near your front door or at the end of the driveway; or a mailbox sign and bracket; or choose to additionally purchase the steel stake, which is ready for installation. Prices range from $6 to $12, depending on your sign choice.
What better gift can we give our parents or ourselves than this critical life saving home identification? When the sign arrives the fire department will contact you to arrange delivery and/or assist with installation of the sign.