Glassy Mountain Fire Department sponsors 911 signsPublished 10:00pm Thursday, April 17, 2014
Reflective address signs
When time can be your enemy, locating a caller’s address as soon as possible in an emergency is the first step in saving lives and property. “There’s a big difference between knowing an address and being able to find an address especially at night,” says Robert J Staples, Chief, Glassy Mountain Fire Department. “To better help our fire and rescue services find your home in case of an emergency, Glassy Mountain Fire Department is offering the community 911 reflective emergency address signs for a nominal price.”
The signs are highly visible day or night, have reflective materials on both sides, are fade resistant, will last for years and have pre-drilled holes. The signs are $16. If you need help installing your sign, GMFD will install your sign at no additional cost. If you do not have a mailbox next to your driveway, or if the post is not made of wood, GMFD will mount the sign to a post and install it for an additional $5.
“It’s important the community realizes that if we can’t find you, then we can’t help you in a timely fashion. So we’re encouraging everyone to purchase these address signs to help save lives and property,” Staples concluded. “We urge all community members to call 864-895-4306 if they have any questions or would like to see a sample.”
To order a reflective address sign, call or visit GMFD Headquarters at 2015 Highway 11, Landrum, S.C. or go to www.gmfd.net, download the order form, fill out and either mail to or drop it off at Headquarters.
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by Sharyn Arnold
An example of the 911 reflective emergency address signs sponsored by the Glassy Mountain Fire Department (GMFD) mounted on a mailbox post. Just $16, will help fire/rescue services find your home in case of an emergency. To order, order from the GMFD website at www.gmfd.net, call the fire department at
864-895-4306 or visit GMFD Headquarters at 2015 Highway 11, Landrum, S.C.