Finding the correct residence is one of the most difficult parts of responding to an emergency. The Hocking County Farm Bureau has partnered with local fire departments to provide reflective address signs to local residents. The signs will help emergency services increase response time, when saving a minute could make a difference between life and death.
“Our rural community has a sparse population, covering a large area. Hocking’s hilly and difficult terrain also create challenges for emergency personnel to respond to emergencies,” said Ivory Harlow, organization director Ohio Farm Bureau Federation. “The Hocking County Farm Bureau hopes the address signs will help fire, police and EMS locate the emergency quickly and save lives.”
The Hocking County Farm Bureau donated green address signs and reflective numbers to township fire departments. Fire departments will affix the signs to residents’ mailboxes so that they can be easily read from both sides. The signs and installation services will be provided to Hocking County residents free of charge. Donations to the township fire departments are welcome.
To get a sign
Residents should contact their township fire department to get a sign and schedule installation:
Green, Falls, Laurel, Falls Gore, Washington Townships call Logan Fire Department (740) 385-2307
Starr Township Fire Department (740) 762-0905
Good Hope Township Fire Department (740) 274-0595
Laurelville, Benton, Salt Creek, Perry Township Fire Departments (740) 332-4691
Murray City Township Fire Department (740) 762-9520
Marion Township Fire Department (740) 385-3100
Unsure? Call EMS (740) 385-0919
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