Fire department reminds residents to clearly post civic addresses
Unmarked homes can delay emergency response: fire chief
Members of the Marystown Volunteer Fire Department are urging residents to make sure they post their civic addresses on homes and businesses.
“We just want to emphasis the importance of displaying the civic (proper) address number,” explained Fire Chief Alex Coady.
He added if residents are unsure of their civic number, they should contact the town office.
Coady said valuable time can be lost if civic numbers are not clearly posted where emergency responders can see them.
“It is very important not only for fire service, but for any first responders,” he said.
Coady said in the case of fires, locations are often obvious when fire fighters answer a call, “but for ambulance or police – if it’s a medical issue then the address may not be visible, so it is very important to display your number.”
He added the number should be visible from the road. If a home is located at the end of a set-back drive way, residents should display the number at the entrance of the drive way closest to the road.
“There’s been issues and instances over the last little while with not being able to find numbers or house, and it delays response,” said Coady.
“A lot of times these responses are life-and-death situations.”