New Egypt EMS/Fire Dept

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HOUSE NUMBERS:  Is Your Number Clearly Visible From The Street? 

Seconds Count in an Emergency

  • Protect your family and your property by having large visible house numbers.
  • Firefighters, police officers, and EMS find you faster when your home is property marked. 
  • A visitor, child or injured person may be unable to give clear directions.
  • Emergency personnel from a neighboring community may be unfamiliar with your area. 

Use Large Visible Numbers

  • Numbers need to be at least 4 inches in height and facing the street
  • Put the numbers under lighting and use numbers with a contrasting background so they will be visible at night, consider reflective numbers. 
  • If your driveway is long, post your house number on both sides of a mailbox or sign pole at the end of the driveway near the road. 
  • Be sure to keep numbers visible by trimming trees and bushes. 

Clear the Way 

  • Be sure there is access to your home by clearing trees and shrubs.  
  • Emergency vehicles are larger than regular vehicles.  It is important to keep the roadway/driveway clear.  Trim trees and shrubs on the sides and low hanging branches above the driveway so that first responders are able to get to you as quickly as possible.  
  • Keep a clear, accessible walkway to the entrance of your home.