Firefighters raising money for address signs

By The Associated Press

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Oktibbeha County volunteer fire officials are raising money by installing new, reflective address signs throughout the county to help first responders accurately navigate to emergency scenes.

County Fire Services Coordinator Kirk Rosenhan tells the Starkville Daily News (http://bit.ly/pkK9BX) that Maben, East and Central Oktibbeha County fire departments are currently offering the service to county residents.

He says the address signs are made of heavy-gauge, reflective plate and colored blue. The signs measure 18 inches by 6 inches, with 4-inch tall numbers on both sides.

He says for about $20, volunteers will replace previously existing address signs, but the cost of a new sign and pole will run $10 more.

The fire departments keeps $4 or $5 per sign,

Rosenhan says the signs can be seen well at night.