Address Conversion Helps Emergency Responders

Address conversion helps emergency responders

One of the many benefits of a standard street address is receiving emergency help in the fastest amount of time possible. A location such as 1234 Main Street allows emergency responders to identify where a building is and helps them arrive more rapidly to render needed assistance. To aid in the quest for standardized addresses, one particular county in West Virginia is seeking to make all rural addresses within its borders easily identifiable.

Coming this spring, Pocahontas County will be issuing new addresses to rural homes in an effort to convert to a new 911 system. The change is designed to bring transparency and clarity to police, paramedics, and firefighters in the event of an emergency.

The new addresses will contain specific information that will act as a directional guide. An address such as 1234 Main St will be located 1.2 miles down Main Street on the right. This will not only take the guess work out of where a building is located, but will also allow it to be discoverable on GPS networks.

Do you think the delivery of mail to rural addresses will benefit from the new address system?

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