“Speedy Spotter” Program Helps Save Lives
Every second counts in an emergency, and valuable time can be lost if your address number is not immediately clear to responders. Lacey Fire District 3 offers its “Speedy Spotter” program in an effort to solve the problem.Statistics show that Lacey is one of the fastest growing cities in the state. More housing developments and new addresses can lead to greater confusion for residents and emergency personnel alike. Though such housing developments dot the landscape, rural areas remain, with long driveways leading to homes that can be difficult to locate from the road.
Speedy Spotter signs display an address with three-inch reflective numbers and are visible up to 300 feet away, day or night. The signs, attached to a metal post, are meant to be installed near driveways to allow emergency responders to quickly identify a home’s address.
Medical emergencies make up the majority of Lacey Fire’s calls. Cardiac arrest, diabetic shock and accident injuries are the most common, each with its own set of complications that increase as each minute goes by while the victim waits for aid.
Signs may be ordered from the Lacey Firefighters Charity committee and cost $25, which includes the metal post (or $20 for the sign only). All proceeds go directly toward community service activities. Volunteer committee members will install the signs within the district at no cost. Those unable to pay for signs due to financial limitations will not be turned away.
Lacey Firefighters Charity
1231 Franz St. SE
Lacey, WA 98503
For additional details or questions, please call us at 360-491-2410.
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