Those little blue 911 signs on your house....

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posted on Apr, 14 2004 @ 11:59 AM
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Anybody thought about those much?? UN blue, too?....911...hmmmm.




posted on Apr, 14 2004 @ 12:03 PM
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Could you elaborate a little more? I was a bit confused after reading the same post in another thread. Thank you.



posted on Apr, 14 2004 @ 12:05 PM
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me2 sorry...

911 the phone # or 9-11 date???

hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm...




posted on Apr, 14 2004 @ 12:05 PM
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i don't have any little blue 911 sign on my house or anything i own... nor does anyone in my neighborhood that i've seen. what exactly are you talking about?



posted on Apr, 14 2004 @ 12:18 PM
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Here in Maine they are ubiquitous. They claim they are for quick identification and location for emergency personnel responding to 911 calls. I live in a very rural area and they have not issued our little UN-blue house numbers yet, but they're everywhere else thoughout most of the State. They have even changed street adresses, street names, etc., to make this "easier for 911 personnel."

Do you mean to tell me Maine is the only state requiring these??? I won't be putting mine out that's for sure.



posted on Apr, 14 2004 @ 12:21 PM
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Can you find a photo of what you're talking about?

I live in Mass, and I never heard of it.



posted on Apr, 14 2004 @ 12:22 PM
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We have a summer home in rural Wisconsin, and all houses have red and white "fire codes" for the fire department to find the house, since most roads don't have names. It's probably something along those lines, and Maine chose blue for visibility.

An example of the color difference between townships, even, as far as noticablitiy goes, can be seen in our fire hydrants. Every town chooses their own color, and here in Chicago, we have yellow, red, lime green, and (oddly, since it snows here) white.



posted on Apr, 14 2004 @ 12:22 PM
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I'd like to see a photograph too.

I live in Texas, and I've never seen one of these signs before.



posted on Apr, 14 2004 @ 12:28 PM
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here's a link for a county, somewhere, telling how to obtain the signs, I'm still looking for a picture.

www.co.aitkin.mn.us...



posted on Apr, 14 2004 @ 12:30 PM
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found this example...





In Kentucky, I think that they actually just paint the numbers on the curb in front of the house or on steps that might lead up to the house.

I've heard of them before ... still looking for pics



posted on Apr, 14 2004 @ 12:30 PM
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i live in NY and i dont know what the hell ya talkin' bout!!!

sry...




posted on Apr, 14 2004 @ 12:32 PM
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I've only been able to find green ones..





anyone else have anything ?



posted on Apr, 14 2004 @ 12:36 PM
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That picture is the right color!! That is exactly what they all look like here in Maine.

If they start putting those up in your state PLEASE POST HERE....



posted on Apr, 14 2004 @ 12:38 PM
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Originally posted by mepatriot
That picture is the right color!! That is exactly what they all look like here in Maine.

If they start putting those up in your state PLEASE POST HERE....


when I grabbed it off of the website, it looked green to me... I guess it could be blue, I'm not wearing my glasses today....



posted on Apr, 14 2004 @ 12:39 PM
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are these just of your adress or what? i know a lot of srvice people have trouble reading house numbers when they're flying down a street. especially the spelled out in cursive ones. like someone said, it's probably just for more visibility and you've got nothing to worry about.



posted on Apr, 14 2004 @ 12:47 PM
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what are the blue signs used for???

is that just a # of a house???




posted on Apr, 14 2004 @ 12:51 PM
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these signs are put in highly visible areas in front of your home, they contain your house address, so that rescue and emergency personell can find you quicker.



posted on Apr, 14 2004 @ 12:56 PM
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thats a smart idea but thats why we have addreses on our houses





posted on Apr, 14 2004 @ 01:02 PM
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It is more than likely for a more efficient E-911 program. Here in KY, I'm begining work on a project for the State Police to update their road file. No one has named uniform house numbers yet but most have their address number on the house so it can be located by EMS quickly. The down side is, it can also be located by law enforcement quickly too.

I do think having all addresses located in a uniform manner would make it easier for EMS and Law enforcement but many people would rather do their house numbers in a style to compliment their dwelling.



posted on Apr, 14 2004 @ 01:05 PM
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Originally posted by they see ALL
thats a smart idea but thats why we have addreses on our houses





yeah, and having worked in businesses that required me to "look" for certain houses, you would not believe all of the variations and / or lack of house numbers that get used ....

different colored numbers used, against dark backgrounds, or numbers put only on mail boxes, a row of mail boxes accross the street from all of the houses, so you have to figure out which one is what...

imagine if you live like this and are needing an ambulance, they get there and say... ummm which house is it, and once they start going door to door... it takes time, precious time that a life might be in danger





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