Exterior light for emergencies
By Jerry Cegelske
February 23, 2006
There are some new things on the market to help emergency personnel
find you when you need their help. Now that you have taken
the time to make sure there is an address sign visible from the
highway for them to locate you and your home. "You
did do that didn't you?", no, well what is your excuse this
time? You're not going to make this easy for them are you?
I didn't think so. What was your nickname?
Oh yes, Ketchikan's Greatest Procrastinator! Don't you
just love the way it rolls off your tongue? Well, for those
of you that want to be found in an emergency, have gone through
the trouble of putting up some good signs and house numbers,
here's something else you may want to get.
There is a light bulb with a computer chip in it which sells
for about $20.00. When you need to attract attention to
your home, you turn the light on and off three times and then
the light will continue to flash until it is shut off.
Sounds like a good investment to me. You may not think
so, but you KNOW nothing is ever going to happen to YOU!.
Well think of others and what emergency needs they may have.
(There are things called accidents that happen to everyone
else. The time to help them is now, before they
will need the help of others.) The bulb is called the 911
Beacon and you can ask for them at local stores and hopefully
they will get them in soon. I plan to get one.
Now get your street sign up where the emergency personnel
can see it! Help them help you in your time of need!
Ketchikan, AK - USA
Note: Comments published
on Viewpoints are the opinions of the writer
About: Jerry Cegelske is the Borough Code Enforcement Officer
and is a retired U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Special
Agent, trying to make Ketchikan cleaner and a better place to
and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Sitnews.
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