Story last updated at 5/1/2013 - 2:55 pm
Time to repeat their successful efforts of 8 years ago - the Sitka Fire Department is offering free house numbers to homeowners, merchants and property owners, especially warehouses and public buildings.
First responders and delivery service companies need to identify the address in a quick and efficient manner. Many of the homes are set off the main roadway and a reflector number at the driveway will provide the guidance needed.
Having an investment in Sitka's infrastructure, the delivery and contracting businesses were quick to respond and endorse the SFD's efforts and with their donation. The sponsors and SFD offer free numbers.
This promotion is available through the month of May, with three distributions centers at the Sitka Fire Station, True Value, and Spenard. In June, the numbers will be available at the Fire Station only until the supply is gone.
The numbers: residents have a choice of one set of numbers - either black and white adhesive or green and white aluminum reflectors.
With a donation, display boards and/or 4x4 posts can be custom made. The department is offering to bring a ladder and tools with free installation.
SFD realizes that our numbers may not match homeowner's needs; therefore, it offers a $2 Discount when purchasing numbers or letters (ideal for apartments) at True Value or Spenards. Both stores have a variety at regular retail price.