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Fire chief calls for more visible house numbers

He says that the lack of numbers makes it hard for EMS personnel to respond to the right address

By Kendra Peek
The Advocate-Messenger

PERRYVILLE, Ky.— A lack of visible house numbers could lead to problems for emergency medical crews coming to Perryville, according to Fire Chief Anthony Young “If it’s us, it’s Charlie (Parks), it’s the sheriff’s department, it’s people around and who know houses, know the streets, it’s not that big of a deal,” Young said at Thursday’s City Council meeting, adding serious problems could arise when emergency crews from outside the area have to be called to Perryville.

“There’s places in Perryville where the numbering system is not continuous,” he explained, which makes it more confusing for someone who isn’t as familiar with the city. Young cited a recent run in which responders were asked to assist with a medical emergency. They had some difficulty in locating the property. Luckily, he explained, it was not the major crisis.

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