Officials in Durham, New Hampshire, are considering changing the names of some roads in the community to help reduce the risk emergency responders could be sent to the wrong address.
Foster's Daily Democrat reports the New Hampshire town has more than a dozen pairs of similar sounding street names, such as Bay Road and Bayview Road.
Fire Chief Corey Landry says in a handful of his department's 2,600 calls a year crews are dispatched to the incorrect location. Occasionally callers might not be clear about the location of the emergency and responders have to check multiple locations.
He says every second counts.
The website of the New Hampshire Division of Emergency Services and Communications says many residences across the state have undergone name or street number changes to help emergency services.