In an emergency every second counts. The quicker emergency crews can find a home, the faster we can provide help. Reflective house numbers, placed in the right place, are critical for first responders. Whidbey Island house numbers are difficult to locate on dark rainy nights, or when the power is out.
In 2008 we were awarded a FEMA Assistance to Firefighters Grant to provide every physical address on South Whidbey a reflective emergency numbers (address) sign. This project was 95% funded through a 2008 U.S. Department of Homeland Security FEMA Assistance to Firefighters Fire Prevention Grant. South Whidbey Fire/EMS provided 5% in matching funds to this grant process. There is no charge to South Whidbey residents. Thanks to this grant, the sign and installation are free to the residences on South Whidbey.
To get your Emergency Numbers sign, you don’t need to do anything, unless your driveway is accessed via a private road. We will install your sign in the county right-of-way for you free of charge as time permits. If you would prefer it to be located on your property or structure, you must sign and submit the dress Sign Consent Form (link below) either in person or by mail, to South Whidbey Fire/EMS, Bayview Fire Station, 5579 Bayview Road, Langley, WA 98260. We will contact you to locate it where you want the sign after you submit the form. To get your Emergency Numbers sign if I you live on a private drive/road, please contact us by any of the following methods; come it to the Bayview fire station, email firstname.lastname@example.org, call us at 360-222-5052, or click the link below to get your consent form. You must sign and submit this form, either in person or by mail, to South Whidbey Fire/EMS, Bayview Fire Station, 5579 Bayview Road, Langley, WA 98260. Please do not delay to submit the signed form. We will contact you to locate it where you want the sign after you submit the form.Address Consent Form