Marking call locations when house is not visible
Once or twice a year we have calls to houses that do not have numbers or are not visible from the road. Of course the mail boxes are destroyed or not up so there are no numbers to look for when responding. We always have to tie up the radio explaining where the call is to other units responding when we do find it or tie up a person to wait at the road to flag people in. Just wondering if anyone out there has a good way of marking long unmarked driveways without tying up a person, causing a fire hazard with a flare, or tying up the radio. We have a lot of rural roads in our district, and houses might be a mile apart so location by elimination is hard sometimes. I looked into getting some type of portable strobe but I need to find one that is durable, watertight, and inexpensive. If anyone has a link to a company that manufactures such a strobe please post it. In the old days the trucks carried small bags of flour or baking soda to mark locations in the highway (out of luck if it was raining). That was before radios and phones.