Finding a house address in the dead of night on South Whidbey can be tricky. And in the business of responding to an emergency, like South Whidbey Fire/EMS does, seconds are precious.
That’s why the fire protection district continues to replace address signs on South Whidbey for free. A FEMA grant from 2008 paid for reflective signs, as well as smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors and replacement batteries.
Residents who wish to have an address sign may request one from the district or their nearest fire station. Replacement batteries are available from fire stations from 7 to 8 p.m. the first Tuesday of the month.
The fire district is in the process of placing the signs and does not require permission to install an address marker, unless the residence is on a private road.
For more information, contact South Whidbey Fire/EMS at 321-6373 or firstname.lastname@example.org.