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Can Emergency Responders Find Your House?

From the Lakeside Park newsletter

Col. Christopher J. Schutte, Chief of Police

Lakeside Park-Crestview Hills Police Department

Seconds count in an emergency. If you need assistance from emergency responders, they need to be able to quickly locate your residence. Therefore if your address numbers are not displayed or are not clearly visible, it can delay an emergency response to your home. For example, having numbers that are not easily identifiable such as very small numbers or dark numbers mounted to a dark surface, can be quite ineffective. Address numbers painted on the curb can also have inherent drawbacks, such as a vehicle, leaves, snow, or other debris obstructing the numbers.

housenumberFor these reasons, it is recommended to affix the address numbers to the mailbox or the house in a conspicuous location that is highly visible from the street such as near the front door or garage door.

Additional considerations are to have dark numbers on a light colored surface or light colored numbers on a dark surface. The numbers should also be of sufficient size to be easily visible from the street.

Emergency responders are well trained and ready to assist any citizen, however, they need to be able to quickly identify your house when they respond. Highly visible address numbers can greatly aid the first responders in providing the critical, necessary and potentially lifesaving service which they are trained to deliver.

Steelers Quarterback Picks Villa Hills Police for K-9 Funds

The Ben Roethlisberger Foundation will be distributing grants to K9 units of police and fire departments in the cities and surrounding communities of each regular season away game for the Steelers.

The Steelers play the Bengals Sunday, but Villa Hills already won. The mission of the Ben Roethlisberger Foundation is to support K-9 units of police and fire departments throughout the United States.

Read more about the grant here:

WCPO also covered news of the grant:

Taking control of a computer with a USB cable?

It’s possible. Not only is it possible, the capability has been out there for four years.

Bottom line – be cautious of what you plug into your computer. Don’t use someone else’s cable, don’t let someone you don’t know well “charge their phone for a minute”.

You have to be diligent and aware of what is in and on your computer.

Now it has a fancy remote control…

Yes – Roundabout 2017 RRHF Induction w/Geddy Lee

Yes at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony in 2017 playing “Roundabout” with Geddy Lee from Rush on bass. Rick Wakeman completes the circle by wearing a cape like the kid in School of Rock who was channeling Wakeman from the 70s.

Do what Mr. S [Jack Black] says: “Listen to the keyboard solo on ‘Roundabout’…It will blow the classical music out your butt!!!”