Cass County Triad has emergency beacons available.
This multi-purpose light bulb can save precious seconds when emergency help is needed. This bulb is easy to install and affordable for home security -- perfect for seniors and families with children at home.
It looks and functions just like a regular light bulb until needed in an emergency. When in distress, just flicking the light switch on and off twice activates the emergency beacon light to flash on and off continually. To deactivate the beacon bulb, simply turn off the light switch.
Placed in a fixture outside the home (such as a porch light), it will help emergency personnel -- law enforcement officers, fire departments, and emergency medical technicians and ambulances -- find your house or to silently alert neighbors and others of a problem.
Law enforcement and ambulance crews have already experienced situations with these beacon lights and have been aided in finding those in distress. They are happy to visit about these beacons if you want to talk to someone who has used the bulbs. The light is visible in daylight at least 125 yards, and at night as far as the eye can see.
In crisis situations, every second counts, and the extra time it takes to find a home can be the time in which a life is saved.
Cass County Triad is offering these bulbs for sale at a cost of $5. They are available at the coordinator of aging office in the courthouse in Walker, and several other senior center locations through the county.
Call 547-7414 or 1-888-547-3301, extension 414, for more information.
The Triad also has "send help" signs to have in vehicles in case of stalls or emergencies. The signs are free upon request and can be picked up or mailed.
Most senior centers have these signs, along with the emergency information cards to keep and post on refrigerators with names and numbers to call in an emergency, along with information on health situations. These cards are also free upon request.
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