Pierre Le Gal (white shirt) is joined by BC Ambulance

Pierre Le Gal (white shirt) is joined by BC Ambulance

Port McNeill Lions offer a sign of the times

Service club to offer reflective signs to aid first responders, raise funds during upcoming Fall Fair.

PORT McNEILL—To make your home more easily identifiable — especially by first responders in the event of an emergency — the Port McNeill Lions Club is offering custom reflective address signs as a community and fund-raising project.

The signs were unveiled at last weekend’s OrcaFest celebration in Port McNeill, where they received a hearty endorsement from local RCMP, the volunteer fire department and BC Ambulance personnel.

“The blue reflective address signs … are so reflective day or night that emergency services personal and volunteers don’t need to struggle to locate your address when you call for help,” said Pierre Le Gal of the Port McNeill Lions. “Often address numbers in rural areas and developments can be difficult to find. If emergency response people have to drive down a road two or three times to find a house, it could be too late to save a life. It’s not just emergency responders; an easily visible address also helps delivery services, taxis and friends find your house easily.”

The signs are 6×18 inches with three-inch white numbers and people have a choice of having their address numbers laid out vertically or horizontally.

The Lions will have a booth at the Mount Waddington Regional Fall Fair in Port Hardy Sept. 6-7, where they can make your customized sign while you wait or peruse the other fair booths and activities. The signs sell for $40 each with numbers on each side. Pre-drilled holes allow for easy installation.

All the money raised from the project goes back directly into the community.

“Port McNeill Lions members thank everyone who participates in this important project,” said Le Gal. “You are truly helping Lions make a difference in our community.”

You can order your 911 Reflective Address Sign at pglegal@telus.net or call 250-956-4296.