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911: Road Signs and Responders
Wed. Jul 11th 2018

By Ashley Davis PIO

     SIGNS - The roads of Jackson County are distinctively marked with green signs indicating road names. From Meathouse Fork Road, in Ravenswood to Pickle Bean Ridge Road, in Evans. These signs serve a vital purpose not only to daily travel but for emergency responders. The Jackson County 911 Center is equipped with a program called Interact GIS 5.16. The program offers dispatchers a geographical overview map of Jackson County detailing not only road but physical descriptions of residential and commercial properties

    Jackson County 911 Center Public Information Officer Ashley Davis commented, “We have the capability to not only see a physical description of these properties, but also other pertinent information for responders,” she continued, “such as hydrant locations for fire department members responding to a structure fire, or streams that cross roadways in Jackson County affecting emergency medical services response routes.”

    Amy McGinley, Paramedic with Jackson County Emergency Medical Services stated, “When the Jackson County 911 Center dispatches a call out, road signs and cross streets are crucial to EMS providing fast and accurate response times.”

   The Jackson County 911 Center Administrative office provides addressing services for Jackson County, operational hours are Monday 1:00 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday 8:30 to 4:30. Between the hours of 8:30 to 1:00 p.m. on Mondays the Jackson County Administrative Assistant, Kelli Skeen confirms new construction addresses for residential homes and commercial properties.

   Ms. Skeen commented, “If the public notices a sign missing indicating a road, please notify the Jackson County 911 Center Administrative office at 304-373-2208 to have the state or private road sign replaced.”

   Ms. Skeen added, “The Jackson County 911 Center encourages the public to have a house number sign placed in front of their residence. By doing so, this enables emergency responders the ability to locate the residence directly, as opposed to multiple house numbers being grouped together at the end of the road by mailboxes.” The public can purchase house number signs for a fee of six dollars when applying for a residential address.

   “Being able to have visual understanding of where your residence is located on a road is crucial to providing our citizens with fast and accurate help. By implementing the house number signs, this is a step the public can take to help us -  help them in emergency situations,” commented Chad Walters, Jackson County 911 Director.

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