Across the country, Fire,EMS and Police emergency responses are delayed as they are unable to locate the correct address. When someone calls 911 for an emergency, emergency responders are dispatched to that address, for example "Perth fire respond to 1234 Main Street". If you're you do not have numbers on both sides of your mailbox or house it makes it very difficult for responders to find that address. Now consider it is a dark rainy night, and we can't find the correct address since we can't see any numbers. This can cause a delayed response to your home or bussiness which could change a small electrical into a room and contains fire or even worse.
In an effort to serve you better, we are requesting that residents and business owners cooperate in posting their street numbers on their homes and mailboxes.
A few suggested guidelines:
You never know when you may be the next one to call 911 for an emergency. Be sure your house number is posted AND VISIBLE FROM THE ROAD so you can be found as quickly as possible as every minute counts.