Lack of house numbers slowing fire, emergency response

From the Island Packet and Beaufort Gazette, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina: Firefighters from the Burton Fire District were racing to reports of a Grays Hill infant who had stopped breathing about two weeks ago when they encountered a familiar and frustrating problem. They couldn’t find the house. “For some reason, the address wouldn’t come up on the engine’s (on-board …

Visible House Numbers Key to Emergency Response Times

From the city of Oakland Park, Florida: In the case of an emergency, such as a medical emergency or fire, a difference in minutes can mean the difference between life and death. Firefighters are equipped with many tools to help improve arrival time. One of these tools is a detailed map of their designated area(s). However, house numbers are imperative …

Lack of address numbers a problem for many East Tennessee emergency responders

From WBIR.com Brenda and Wallace Reid made Hawkins County their new home four years ago. “It’s nice here where the people are friendly and there aren’t as many people” Brenda said on her front porch Thursday. They love the scenery, but there’s one problem in living in these rural areas. “There’s absolutely no lights out here… it’s dark at night,” …

How to display your house number

From Union County Emergency Services: Emergency response teams cannot find you if your house number is not clearly displayed. Believe it or not, a majority are not visible from the street. It’s even worse at night. A badly displayed number can cost you precious time in an emergency. Read the complete story….

House Numbers: Is your number up?

From Chippewa County, Wisconsin Fire and Emergency Services: Police, Fire and Ambulance personnel need to find your home quickly should an emergency occur. It is difficult for emergency vehicles, utility trucks and delivery trucks to find homes and businesses whose address numbers are not properly posted. Residences & Apartments Post house numbers: Directly on your house, apartment, or garage. Where …

Lack of house numbers slowing fire, emergency response

From the Island Packet and Beaufort Gazette: Firefighters from the Burton Fire District were racing to reports of a Grays Hill infant who had stopped breathing about two weeks ago when they encountered a familiar and frustrating problem. They couldn’t find the house. “For some reason, the address wouldn’t come up on the engine’s (on-board computer),” said district spokesman Dan …