Dear Law Enforcement and Sheriff Agencies,
It is a fact that risk factors are always present in the agricultural community by the sheer nature of the industry. Emergencies and crimes can happen at anytime.
Many times it is a passerby that becomes the eyes and ears to mitigate a serious situation requiring urgent reporting. FARM 911® SIGNS can be the source for the information that enables an alert passerby to notify farm owners and, if necessary, law enforcement/first responders of an urgent farm emergency requiring their immediate attention. The caller would know their location when placing a call with this farm contact information.
To begin this process and have uniformity and conformity throughout the county, your county could require that these FARM 911® SIGNS be mounted on all outer gates and along continuous intervals of exterior fence lines on all livestock farms. Livestock owners would be responsible for adding the appropriate contact information to each sign and keeping these signs up to date with this information:
These FARM 911® SIGNS would allow a passerby as well as the Sheriff Office to have the ability to have direct communication with the/a livestock owner without having to go door to door which can put the Officer or passerby in a dangerous position (especially important during evening and early morning hours when no farm owner wants or expects to hear a knock on their door). This sign would also solve the problem of officers not being able to go door to door because of locked driveway gates leading to the farmer's home. If a livestock owner leases his land, he may not live nearby or check this land everyday. There might not be a posted address. This signage would alleviate these unknowns. Many times the down fences or open gates can be spotted and this FARM 911® SIGN with the necessary information would be available at these breached locations. If a specific farmer is called but not involved with the emergency, he can contact his neighboring farmers and try to find the responsible owner thus saving countless man hours of the Sheriff Department. These contacted farmers also have the equipment available to get loose livestock on a temporary field if necessary.
Livestock owners should appreciate this information source for the reporting of situations requiring their urgent attention thus helping protect their livestock and limiting the possibility of bodily harm to both livestock and those who are in a vehicle. This signage can help with the communication necessary to get these loose livestock back to their rightful fields.
FARM 911® SIGNS are the simple, economical and common sense approach to help mitigate loss on the farm and on the roadways. As a livestock owner myself, I want to have the assurance that the ability to contact me is in place so that I can act swiftly and accordingly to the farm emergency that has been brought to my attention.
This FARM 911® Signage is a resource to help better serve the farmer, Sheriff and surrounding community. Enable others an opportunity to assist in helping farmers protect their valuable assets and significant financial investments which are their property and their livestock. It is an information source for greater peace of mind.
Relieve your officers of the tremendous footwork and the hours necessitated in rounding up loose livestock. Help protect your officers around potentially dangerous animals when they are frightened and confused. The agricultural community can aid their law enforcement agencies by posting FARM 911® SIGNS along their fence lines and on their gates.
I look forward to hearing from you to discuss a plan of action allowing this FARM 911® SIGN to be of service to your officers and your county. Keep safety a priority.
Daren Sue Truex, CEO
FARM 911®, LLC
FARM 911® SIGNS - A FARM SAFETY AND EMERGENCY COMMUNICATION SIGN BENEFITING SHERIFF DEPARTMENTS
FARM 911® SIGNS - FARM/AGRICULTURE SAFETY AND EMERGENCY SIGNAGE A CONTACT SOURCE BENEFITING THE SHERIFF