Citizens may not be aware that every house needs to have its address with numbers at least four inches tall on a contrasting background and visible from the road. Otherwise, it can be difficult for fire and emergency services responders to easily identify a house when every second counts.
The Holly Grove and Lake Anna rescue squads and Bumpass Volunteer Fire Department are teaming up to help residents ensure that they have their address clearly posted.
Signs cost $20 ($25 for five-digit numbers). The double-sided signs are made of aluminum, so they won’t rust, and are wrapped in reflective vinyl. They are fade-resistant. An optional “L” bracket costs an additional $3.
People can order the signs by mail and pick them up for free or have them mailed for an $8 fee. Payment should be made to Holly Grove Rescue, 155 Factory Mill Road, Bumpass, VA 23024; Bumpass Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 158, Bumpass, VA 23024; or Lake Anna Rescue, 300 Bumpass Road, Bumpass, VA 23024.