By Jim Pollard, AMR Central MS Public Affairs Manager
Planning a spring home or lawn improvement project? American Medical Response urges home and business owners not to forget to refurbish address numbers so that they are clearly visible from the street by day and night.
“There’s safety in numbers.” With a new spin on that old saying, AMR, a leading medical transportation provider in the U.S., implores families and businesses to include improvements to mailbox addresses and building numbers into any spring fix-up plans.
“Even with GPS, mailbox markings and building numbers are vital to ambulance crews, fire departments and police responding to your emergency,” said Stan Alford, AMR Central Mississippi operations manager. “A mailbox or building address that’s easy to see from the road by day or night can be a lifesaving landmark. An added perk, utility companies, delivery services and repair companies will also save time getting to you. While you are sprucing up the rest of your home, spring is a great time to improve the visibility of your mailbox address and building numbers as well.”
Alford said, “If your building number is hard to spot or the mailbox is poorly marked, your rescuers may take longer to reach you. In a life-threatening emergency, every second is precious to a patient’s survival. Bottom line: Your rescuers can’t help you until they find you. Spending just a few dollars to punch up the visibility of your mailbox or building address numbers could be the most valuable renovation you’ll ever make!
American Medical Response is America’s leading provider of medical transportation with sites in 36 states and the District of Columbia. Operating in 17 Mississippi counties, AMR companies are the state’s busiest ambulance services. For more information about AMR, visit www.amr.