PETAL, MS (WDAM) - Petal Fire Department is seeking homes within the City of Petal that need street address numbers posted on them. The International Residential Building Code and the International Fire code require that address numbers be posted and legible from the street fronting the building. The address being posted can save valuable time in case of emergencies for response by Police, Fire, and EMS services and has the potential to save lives as well.
Lowes of Petal has generously agreed to furnish the numbers that will be required to complete the addressing of each home within the city of Petal. The Petal Fire Department will come to the homes that need numbers and install them at no cost to the homeowner. This project will primarily address homes in the older part of the city that have no legible street numbers. All existing businesses and new homes constructed today are required to have the address posted. This project does not address rental property, as it is the owner's responsibility to maintain addressing.
If you need this service, please call City Hall at 601-545-1776 or Fire Station Number 1 at 601-705-0908 and give your name, address, and phone contact number so we can set up an appointment to install needed address numbers. Please thank Ms Janice and Ms Tonya at Lowes of Petal for what they give back to our community. Petal Fire Department appreciates them and we look forward to helping Petal be a safer community.
"It helps out with response times for the Fire, Police, EMS or whoever else in the time of an emergency. It's harder to see those numbers late at night, and that's what the numbers are for," said PFD Logistics Chief Marion.