Laura Lewis
Honey Chiocco, public information officer for the Calabash Fire Department, shows one of the reflective address signs the fire department auxiliary is selling for $15 each. The signs help emergency responders find addresses more quickly.
Calabash FD auxiliary sells reflective signs to aid responders

CALABASH — Honey Chiocco keyed in a home address on her cell phone global positioning system before steering a Calabash Fire Department emergency truck into residential territory.

Minutes later, she was trying to discern the exact location of the Carolina Shores house along a street lined with mailboxes and confusing, often non-existent house numbers.

Chiocco, public information officer for the department, wanted to demonstrate how confounding it can often be for responders trying to find an address in an emergency situation. And it happens far too often.