Man invents mailbox blinking lights for first responders - WTVM.com-Columbus, GA News Weather & Sports

Man invents mailbox blinking lights for first responders

Posted: Updated:
Earl Berry invented a set of blinking lights for the mailbox. Earl Berry invented a set of blinking lights for the mailbox.
  • NEWSMore>>

  • Muscogee Roller Girls prepare to win their second home game

    Muscogee Roller Girls prepare to win their second home game

    Saturday, April 19 2014 1:50 AM EDT2014-04-19 05:50:07 GMT
    The Muscogee Roller Girls Derby is preparing to take on their second home game on April 26, 2014. Muscogee Roller Girls was founded in April 2012, and the team competes with other local women derby teamsMore >>
    The Muscogee Roller Girls Derby is preparing to take on their second home game on April 26, 2014. Muscogee Roller Girls was founded in April 2012, and the team competes with other local women derby teams from March to October once a week.More >>
  • Phenix City priest explains history of Good Friday

    Phenix City priest explains history of Good Friday

    Saturday, April 19 2014 1:29 AM EDT2014-04-19 05:29:07 GMT
    With only two days shy of the Easter Sunday, many Christians are spending their Good Friday to properly prepare for the holiday. But what's good in Good Friday? According to the Bible, it's the day when
    More >>
    With only two days shy of the Easter Sunday, many Christians are spending their Good Friday to properly prepare for the holiday. But what's good in Good Friday? According to the Bible, it's the day when Jesus Christ was crucified.    More >>
  • Most Wanted: Lerodrick Gaines

    Most Wanted: Lerodrick Gaines

    Saturday, April 19 2014 1:14 AM EDT2014-04-19 05:14:06 GMT
    Muscogee County Sheriff's officials are on the lookout for a young criminal who has no respect for the law. News Leader 9's Semone Doughton highlights this suspect on-the-run in this week's Most Wanted.
    More >>
    Muscogee County Sheriff's officials are on the lookout for a young criminal who has no respect for the law. News Leader 9's Semone Doughton highlights this suspect on-the-run in this week's Most Wanted. Muscogee County Sheriff Officials would like to see 20-year-old Lerodrick Gaines behind bars ASAP!More >>
UNION GROVE, AL (WAFF) -

A Union Grove man hopes his invention will help first responders quickly locate emergencies.

Earl Berry invented a set of blinking lights for the mailbox.

He said it will easily alert first responders who may have a hard time finding your house in an emergency situation, especially in the dark.

Berry saw this while working with the volunteer fire department years ago, and realized it's a problem.

"And this will take care of that because if you could get on the street or the block, then naturally you'll find the mailbox, and if you find the mailbox, then there will be a light that will be signing off the house, and it will be showing where you're going," said Berry.

Berry's invention is patent-pending.

He hopes it will be available to purchase soon.

Copyright 2013 WAFF. All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow

1909 Wynnton Road
Columbus, Ga. 31906

FCC Public File
publicfile@wtvm.com
706-494-5400
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and WTVM. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.