The in basket: I was driving around North Kitsap recently and once again noticed the proliferation of blue signs with white numerals listing the house numbers where homes are grouped on a common driveway. There are dozens of them on Viking Way coming into Poulsbo from the south, and many more at other locations, including quite a few in Central Kitsap.
I rarely see them in South Kitsap, where I live.
Was the placement of those signs the result of some organized campaign, perhaps by North Kitsap firefighters? It seems like it would have taken collaboration by a lot of people, to acquire them and mount them one above the other, which seems to be the common display.
The out basket: Three readers and Susan Gibbs of Poulsbo Fire replied when this first was posted. Susan said,
|“Fire Districts in Kitsap County initially recieved a grant for
address signs about five years ago. Poulsbo Fire has continued
offering the signs to citizens in our district, and as mentioned
above, gladly accept donations to continue the program. We have
promoted the signs in our annual newsletter, and at various
community events. I would advise contacting your local fire
department to inquire if the signs are available to you, it is a
great way to clearly display your address.
Greg Rogers of South Kitsap Fire says they participated in the grant and have given out many of the signs, despite my experience of not seeing them. They’re mostly in rural areas. For lack of funding, SK fire no longer provides them, he said.