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Granville Emergency Medical Services will be holding a fund raiser that will benefit both homeowners and Granville Fire EMS.
Federal, state, and local governments have invested millions and millions of dollars into technologically advanced E-911 systems over the past 15-20 years. Even today, the hot topic is wireless E-911 concerning cell phones dialing 911. However, with all of this technology, we've left out one small, basic tool. People don't mark their addresses sufficiently for emergency personel to find them.
It has become increasingly difficult to find homes in the event of an emergency because of several factors including new homes, house numbers not displayed, and numbers that are not visible at night. Remember that emergencies occur day or night, and in all kinds of weather. The delay experienced by trying to find an address with no number posted, or a small non-reflective number in the fog or a snowstorm may affect the outcome of the emergency. Sometimes even minutes can make a difference.
We will be offering signs for sale that have a green reflective background with white reflective numbers. The signs are constructed on 100% aluminum and measure 18 inches long by 6 inches wide with rounded corners. Holes are pre-drilled in two arrangements so that you can display your sign horizontally or vertically at the end of your driveway where it will be visible in case of an emergency. The cost is $20.00 and will be payable when you pick up your sign. A GFD member will contact you when your sign is available to arrange a pick up time and location. Signs will be available starting in April. A sample sign will be on display at the Granville Town Hall. We would like to have all homeowners participate in this program.
Below are some sample photographs of the signs:
The signs in these sample photos are shown mounted on mailboxes. The GVFD does not recommend mounting your sign on your mailbox. Mailboxes are not always located in a manner that identifies the specific residence. Your sign will better identify your residence if it is mounted right at the end of your drive way. Also, signs mounted on mailboxes tend to get buried in snow banks by the end of a long winter.
Ordering is very easy. Order forms will be available in the Country Caller. Forms are also available at the Granville Town Hall, or you can print the form off your computer by clicking the link below.