Fire chief Dean Harbison said the department received a grant to distribute address signs that will help first responders differentiate the house they have been called out to from neighboring structures.“Most of us know what street we’re on, but we can’t tell what house it is. Some streets might have the same address on three different houses. Several of them definitely have two from when we went from regular 911 to enhanced 911,” Harbison said.
The green reflective signs may be placed in yards, on mailboxes, or on houses.
Residents are not required to accept an address sign. However, there will be no cost to those who wish to receive one, and the fire department will provide the labor for installation.
Homeowners who live outside the city limits but are still within the department’s coverage area are eligible to receive a sign.
The markers will also be attached to apartment complexes within the city.
To request a sign, call the department at 483-1800.
The same grant furnished Cordova Fire and Rescue with a digital billboard, but Harbison said it will not be installed until the department is in its permanent facility.