Public safety officials throughout Upson County are joining forces in an effort to get county residents to install 4-inch reflective numbers on their mailboxes or driveway signs, in order to make it easier for emergency vehicles to find residential locations. Fire chiefs for the seven volunteer fire departments, Sheriff Dan Kilgore, EMA Director Martha Anne McCarty, and EMS Director Richard Lee all signed a news release below promoting the use of the reflective numbers:
Local public safety personnel are finding it more and more difficult to find residences in Upson County during times of emergency. If you need public safety assistance, such as an ambulance, fire department or law enforcement, is your residential address number easily seen from the road? If it is not, local officials are asking for your help so they can respond to your emergency as quickly as possible.
All residences need to have a 4-inch reflective number on their mailbox, visible from either direction on the road, or a residential sign placed at the entrance to your driveway, or in front of your residence. Sometimes mailbox numbers are not sufficient. If your mailbox is in a group of mailboxes, the residence itself needs a number as well. Reflective letters and residential address signs can be found at local stores.
If you have any questions, you can contact any of the follow public safety officials:
Chief Andy Hay, Northside VFD, 706-741-1555
Chief Richard Hickmon, Thurston VFD, 706-656-5961
Chief Nicky Hamby, Rock Hill VFD, 706-975-2152
Reuben Holston, Salem VFD, 706-656-0746
Ronnie Riggins, Yatesville VFD, 706-975-3265
Donnie Andrews, Lincoln Park VFD, 478-391-8310
Director Martha Anne McCarty, Upson EMA, 706-741-1407
Director Richard Lee, Upson EMS, 706-647-8111, Ext. 1540
Sheriff Dan Kilgore, Upson County Sheriff’s Department, 706-647-7900