HUDSON’S HOPE, B.C. – Hudson’s Hope Emergency Services partner together on a project for civic addresses in the area.

On February 7th, community members will notice emergency vehicles driving down residential streets after 5:30 p.m. They will have their lights flashing and will be stopping regularly along the route.

Cpl. Rob Gardner, Hudson’s Hope RCMP detachment commander, says, “As many emergency response personnel come and go out of the local area, we don’t always get to learn who lives in which house, and really rely on posted addresses at residences and businesses. In an emergency, a matter of seconds can count, and if we are struggling to find where we need to go, that can be vital time lost.”

Emergency Services personnel are asking residents to take a moment before Sunday and look at their posted addresses. Is it still there? Has it been damaged by the sun, rain, or wind? Is it still visible from the road without being blocked by bushes, trees, or other items?

The numbers should be visible, and it helps if they are large and reflective, as this is easy to see when emergency lights are flashing.

Information regarding the outcome of Sunday’s tour will be provided with the following Thursday.

On February 11th, the Emergency Services’ Parking Lot Tour is also taking place at the curling rink parking lot. This will be from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm.