Updated: Apr 25, 2022
You may have seen these reflective blue markers while driving around the island or even in your own neighborhood. Did you know that these address signs are provided by your local firefighters?
Many island homes are difficult to locate due to missing house numbers or addresses that are not visible, especially at night. In addition, some homes are located on shared or lengthy private drives that lack directional signage. In an emergency, this may cause significant delays in response time or result in fire apparatus getting stuck in the wrong location, with insufficient turnaround area for emergency vehicles.
Here’s how you can help: We recommend island residents install a highly visible and reflective address marker, to make it easier to find your location. The fire station offers standardized reflective house number signs that are 6” x 18” blue panels with 3” white reflective numbers, with or without a metal post, and the signs can be in horizontal or vertical format. To get one of these attractive signs, you can:
1) Contact us during regular business hours, at (253) 884-4040.
2) Come into the fire station (12207 Lake Josephine Blvd.) to obtain an order form, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., except for the noon lunch hour.
3) Print the order form by visiting the Services page on ANDERSONISLANDFIRE.ORG.
We provide these address markers to community residents for island homes. Donations to defray the cost of materials are suggested at $20 for the sign alone, or $25 to have a vertical sign pre-mounted on a metal post (cash or checks made out to AIFA are accepted). Please note on the form whether you would like a vertical or horizontal sign and if you would like us to install it for you.