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Preparation of a home to be defensible as fire season ramps up in the west should include clear identification of homes to help firefighters respond promptly to calls.  Jackson Hole Fire Marshal Kathy Clay says house numbers need to be placed where they can be easily seen day or night.  Clay says, “If we can’t find you, it’s going to slow down our response any time of the year – whether that’s a fire response or a medical response.”  She says if you can see your address when you drive home, the fire department will be able to see it as well.  Clay says while illuminating your numbers is commendable, a loss of electrical power will defeat such illumination and so reflective numbers are preferred.

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