Press release: Lake Dillon Fire, Summit County again team up for half-price street-address signs

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LDFR press release logoFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

27 May 2015

 

Contact: Steve Lipsher, Public Information Officer

Office: (970) 262-5209

 

Lake Dillon Fire, Summit County again team up for half-price street-address signs

Lake Dillon firefighters assist a homeowner north of Silverthorne in placing a new address sign. The second year of a grant from the Summit County Wildfire Council and the Summit County commissioners means homeowners can get the highly visible signs at half price.

Lake Dillon firefighters assist a homeowner north of Silverthorne in placing a new address sign. The second year of a grant from the Summit County Wildfire Council and the Summit County commissioners means homeowners can get the highly visible signs at half price.

Lake Dillon Fire and Summit County once again this year are offering highly visible, metal street-address signs to district residents, funded by the second year of a $10,000 grant authorized in 2014 by the Summit Wildfire Council and the Summit County commissioners.

“Inadequate street-addresses have been identified as a major shortcoming throughout Summit County, particularly in rural areas,” said Lake Dillon Fire Chief Dave Parmley. “Signs posted on wood boards, signs nailed to trees, signs without reflective or even contrasting numbers may be quaint, rustic or even artistic, but they make finding addresses very difficult. In some instances, valuable emergency-response time is lost trying to determine the address of a home.”

Residents in the Lake Dillon Fire Protection District now may purchase high-quality, durable aluminum signs with a brown or green reflective background and high-contrasting five-inch letters for $15 each. If needed, a 7-foot steel post also may be purchased for $17.50. Assistance with placement or installation can be provided by Lake Dillon Fire personnel upon request.

The address plate signs, which are 6 x 24 inches for four-digit addresses and 6 x 30 inches for five-digit addresses, meet the current International Building Code adopted by Summit County. They must be posted to be visible at the street end of the property’s driveway.

For more information or to apply for the program, please call Lake Dillon Fire at (970) 262-5100. You may also stop by the LDFR administrative offices at 401 Blue River Parkway in Silverthorne or Station 2 in Frisco at 301 S. Eighth Ave.

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