Gowanda and surrounding area Fire Departments Reflective Street Address Sign Campaign: Having properly displayed house numbers on a home can help first responders find your home quickly in the event of an emergency. Many residents overlook the fact that ordinary street numbers attached to the front of a house are often impossible to see at night. This is true regardless of the season, but it becomes particularly critical in the fall and winter during shorter days. When daylight hours get shorter, and there is fog, rain or snow, locating a poorly marked residence from the street becomes much more difficult. Emergency personnel cannot help you if they cannot locate your residence. Reflective house numbers allow first responders to identify your home quickly in emergencies, saving precious seconds. As a public service, the Gowanda Volunteer Fire Company, Inc. has partnered with McCormack’s Hardware Store, located at 21 West Main Street in Gowanda and is selling custom-made reflective house number signs. The signs measure 6” by 18”, is constructed of sturdy metal. They are painted a bright reflective red on both sides. House numbers of bright silver-white reflective material, which stand out both day and night, are affixed. The signs can be made for either horizontal or vertical installation and have pre-drill holes to make attachment to mailbox posts or other objects easy. They make thoughtful gifts and can be purchased by residents of any town. Because the reflective house number signs are custom-made, each sign must be purchased at McCormack’s Hardware Store in Gowanda. Proceeds from each sign made and purchased from McCormack’s, they will send a donation of those proceeds back to the Fire Department that is responsible for fire protection where that resident resides. The cost of the sign is $15.00 plus tax. We would like to thank you in advance of your purchase of the sign. This is a great opportunity for everyone involved helping each other out. We are grateful to McCormack’s Hardware for this partnership.