Help emergency services quickly locate you in a time of need
PARSONS, KS — If you had an emergency, could the emergency service personnel get to you? During times of personal crisis, residents should remember these important details that could help make dispatching emergency crews to your home much easier.
After talking with area emergency service workers, the following items make their jobs difficult, especially during nighttime calls. So take a few minutes and inspect your yard for the following hazards, which could make finding your home during a crisis difficult:
In addition to lighting and other items mentioned above, if available, having a person out by the street is the best practice to flag down vehicles or point to the right location during an emergency. Depending on who is home at the time of the call, this may not always be possible.
Parsons Fire Chief, Larry Steeby also reminds residents that when you are making the emergency call, tell the dispatcher simple things such as house colors or other notable features or landmarks that can be helpful and aid responders in their search.
If you have any questions, please call the Parsons Fire Department at (620) 421-7050 or the Parsons Police Department at (620) 421-7060.