Public Safety Organizations Support Addressing Effort

A joint effort is under way to make sure every home in Omaha has a street number on the rear of the house.

The Greater Omaha Neighborhood Center, the Omaha Police Union and the Omaha Professional Firefighters Union said they will provide the street numbers to the poor, elderly and disabled.

The City Council recently passed an ordinance requiring residents to have a street number on the rear of their home if an alley runs behind their house.

From a public safety standpoint, police union President Aaron Hanson said, the numbers only make sense.

"It will only serve to enhance your safety and serve to enhance the safety of first responders and make their job easer to respond to your emergency," Hanson said.

More than 25,000 adhesive stickers are available for those who need it.

If you are qualified, you can request the stickers by calling Omaha Neighborhood Center at 402-561-7581.

Previous Stories:

  • October 30, 2006: Students Help Spread Word About Alley Addresses
  • August 17, 2006: Safety Compromised As 1 In 8 Omaha Homes Have No Address
  • August 16, 2006: Addresses Coming To Omaha Alleys
  • May 15, 2006: Councilman Wants Addresses Posted At Back

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