911 Emergency Dock Signs

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If you live on our beautiful lake, the best thing you can do for your family is to install a Rotary 911 Emergency Dock Sign on your dock. It proclaims your address to friends, neighbors and visitors – and also acts as an emergency beacon to our Fire and Rescue Teams in case of fire, personal injury or illness.

installing-dock-signSmith Mountain Lake is one of the few lakes in the country that has several ISO-Certified firefighting and paramedic-equipped rescue boats. These volunteer-operated vessels are positioned around the lake and often can respond to an emergency more quickly than land-based vehicles. Emergency teams are dispatched by physical address, and it can be difficult for them to find the correct location by water. There are no street signs on the lake, but many of our coves have several streets with homes on the waterfront. Dock signs help solve the problem.

Both the Fire and Rescue teams and the SML Water Safety Council agree that a 911 Emergency Dock Sign helps them locate an emergency address faster than an address with no sign. With nearly 600 Rotary-installed dock signs on the lake, rescue personnel can more easily find the home that has an emergency.

Your dock sign will be installed by SML Rotary volunteers, unless you choose to pick up the sign and install it yourself. Either way, our fee leaves us a few bucks to help fund Rotary’s charitable projects. Please order today: