Mansfield Triad is a dynamic organization of older citizens and staff members from the Mansfield Council On Aging, Fire and Police Departments, the District Attorney’s Office and the Bristol County Sheriff’s Office. Mansfield Triad initiates and sponsors programs which enhance community safety for all citizens. The Pasta Feast on Monday September 26th at 5 p.m. is the annual fundraising event for Triad. Proceeds from the event are used to fund Triad programs such as:
- Basket Bingo
- Emergency Beacons
- Emergency packs
- Emergency Preparedness
- File of Life
- Luminescent House Numbers
- Meet and Greet Bags
- Project Lifesaver
- Senior Safety Day Luncheon
Membership in Mansfield Triad is free and open to Mansfield adults age 60 and older. Meetings are held monthly on the 4th Thursday of the month at 1:30 p.m. For additional information, or to join Triad, please call Council on Aging (COA) at 508-261-7368.
Why Are House Numbers Important? In cases of an emergency, such as a fire, medical or criminal, residents tend to become panicked and confused. Calls made to 9-1-1 frequently are not complete. It hinders first responders’ ability to arrive quickly to the scene. They need to get to you as soon as possible. Your house number should be displayed with large numbers which are at least four inches high and in a contrasting color that can be seen easily from the road. First responders are reliant on house numbers to be visible and luminescent as minutes can mean the difference between life and death.
Section 59: Display of street address number on buildings; use in enhanced 911 services “Section 59. Said number shall be of a nature and size and shall be situated on the building so that, to the extent practicable, it is visible from the nearest street or road providing vehicular access to such building. The state 911 department shall cause such number and the address of such building to be entered into the electronic data base for use in enhanced 911 service as defined in section eighteen A of chapter six A.” View the law.
Free House Number Sign
Mansfield Triad offers one free luminescent black and white house number sign to Mansfield residents age 60 and older additional signs are for $5 each. Residents who are under the age of 60, signs are available for $10 each. Eligible households are those who are living in a single family residence or apartment house not located within a complex. Sign is designed to assist town first responders in quickly locating a residence during an emergency. To order a house number sign, at the COA call 508-261-7368.