How to display your house number

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 Union County’s guidelines for street address signage.

Hidden house numbers can slow emergency response

From Next Level Readiness Is your address displayed correctly? If not, you may want to check before the City of Greensboro Planning and Development Department shows up at your front door later this month. City leaders are getting ready to start what they call a “Street Numbers Campaign.” The campaign is geared to crackdown on renters and homeowners who are …

Why house numbers matter

“Until there is an emergency in your life, your physical address doesn’t matter.” That’s how Kelly Atchley, an employee of the North Tahoe Fire Protection District in Placer County, California, near Lake Tahoe, described people’s attitudes towards house numbers. In that area, mail is delivered to the Post Office. As a result, many people forget to maintain their house numbers. …

Poorly marked house numbers cause problems

From the Lake Cowichan Gazette It is a common problem across British Columbia and North America; emergency responders such as fire, police and EMS experience response delays to improper or poorly marked house numbers. Not all calls that the Lake Cowichan Fire Department respond to are fires so which address we are responding to may not be as obvious as …

New Mail Boxes and Posts

From the Westover Subdivision: The Westover Board of Directors voted to amend the Architectural Review Guidelines Article VII Section 7.2 Mailboxes/Street Numbers, effective January 1, 2007. The complete Covenants and Guidelines can be located at www.westoverpoa.org Background: Mailboxes began to be changed without the Approval of the Architectural Review Committed and many did not meet the guidelines outlined in the …

Your House Number Can Save Your Life

From the Turks and Caicos Islands city government: House Number Standards – Don’t Take a Chance If you don’t conform to these standards, you should take time to improve the visibility of your house number. Precious seconds can be lost if emergency services can’t find your house! Read the complete article… (PDF)

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….