911 Address Signs
“Every second counts during a fire, police, or medical emergency.”
Valuable time can be lost if your house number is not clearly posted where emergency responders can see it. This means Police, Fire, and EMS responders cannot provide lifesaving services to you and your family if they cannot find your house.
The Emergency Management Agency recommends the use of standard issue reflective address markers, as shown above. These signs provide a consistent, easily read address for our emergency responders and could save lives by saving time in helping to identify an incident location.
"Do I really need one of these signs?"
Ask yourself...Can your house be found easily by a passing car? Can it be found quickly in an emergency? How about at night? Or from a distance? When seconds count?
Try this... drive or walk up and down your street. Put yourself in the position of a rescuer that's responding to your house in a life-or-death situation. Can your house number be seen clearly and easily from the street... and especially at night? Or in bad weather? (Remember, YOU may know where you placed your numbers, but an emergency responder probably does not).
“How do I get one?”
911 Address Signs are available through the Township at a cost of $25.00 by visiting the Township Administration Building, located at 8 Flowers Drive in Mechanicsburg (Monday-Friday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm).