911 housing numbering effort underway in Milford

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The town of Milford is partnering with Penobscot County Triad in an effort to get as many homes numbered as possible.

In an emergency, medical personnel or law enforcement need to be able to find homes as quickly as possible. Today, as a result of new enhanced 911 telephone services, a dispatcher can identify the specific address and caller from a 911 call even if no one is available to provide that information. Unfortunately, valuable minutes may be lost in response time by police, fire and ambulance crews because of difficulty finding improperly or non-existing numbering at a caller’s residence.

Milford town officials are encouraging residents to purchase a sign/post that displays home addresses in four inch reflective numbers. These are available in partnership with Penobscot County triad, a volunteer non-profit organization whose primary mission is the safety of seniors. The signs, which meet 911 standards, are being manufactured at low cost by inmates at the Penobscot County Jail; you may choose to purchase just the reflective numbers on a strong aluminum backer, to be applied in a highly visible location near your front door or at the end of a driveway, or a mailbox sign and bracket. Residents may additionally purchase a steel stake for mounting, which is ready for installation.

For more information, please go to the Milford town office or call 827-2072.