Sheriff Ronald D. Ward is making available to all Highland County
citizens, especially senior citizens and those who may be home
convalescent, the Emergency Beacon Bulb. The bulb is a simple, easy
to use home safety device. It can be used as an ordinary 60-watt
light or turned into a flashing, high visibility signal for help.
The emergency beacon can direct emergency response personnel
to your home and save precious seconds or even minutes when you need
The emergency beacon can be used on both interior and
exterior lighting fixtures and requires no special equipment to
Simply exchange the emergency beacon bulb with an existing
bulb and you are set. To activate the bulb, simply switch the bulb
on and off twice in a row, leaving it in the on position the second
time and the bulb will flash and continue to flash until the switch
is turned to the off position.
If you or someone you know can use the emergency beacon bulb,
please contact Highland County Sheriff Ronald D. Ward at (937)
393-2212 and the bulb(s) will be made available to you at no cost.