Lake Dillon Fire continues half-price address sign program for second year
For the second year in a row, Lake Dillon Fire-Rescue will offer half-price street address signs to help responders locate homes in emergency situations.
Thanks to a $10,000 grant authorized by the Colorado Wildfire Council and Summit County Commissioners in 2014, Lake Dillon Fire can sell and install the brown or green reflective aluminum signs for $15 each. A 7-foot steel pole to mount the sign can also be purchased for $17.50.
“Inadequate street-addresses have been identified as a major shortcoming throughout Summit County, particularly in rural areas,” Lake Dillon Fire Chief Dave Parmley said in a statement. “Signs posted on wood boards, signs nailed to trees, signs without reflective or even contrasting numbers may be quaint, rustic or even artistic, but they make finding addresses very difficult. In some instances, valuable emergency-response time is lost trying to determine the address of a home.”
The program is a continuation of last year’s effort to provide signs to homeowners in rural Summit County. Lake Dillon Fire public information officer Steve Lipsher said 40 signs were sold and installed last year.
The signs measure 6×24 inches for addresses containing four digits, and 6×30 inches for those with five. They must be posted to the street end of the property’s driveway.
To apply for the program, call Lake Dillon Fire at (970) 262-5100.
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