"IS YOUR NUMBER UP"
James Powderley III
The members of the Demarest Emergency Services
waste no time answering
an alarm for assistance. Everything they do is calculated and rehearsed to save
every possible second. The trouble is they can’t always find your house in a
. Why? Because the house numbers can’t be seen or cannot be read
instantly from the street. Failing to provide clear marking of your address may
be inviting disaster in the event of an emergency where precious seconds may mean
HOUSE NUMBERS CANNOT BE READ
SUGGESTED METHODS OF ADDRESSING
- They are too small
- They are painted over.
- Some digits are missing
- Covered or partially covered by planting
- Written out of fancy script
- Attached to garage door (therefore, only visible if the door is closed)
- Not adequately lit at night
- There are no numbers at all
The members of the Demarest Emergency Services are ready to help you 24 hours
a day, 365 days a year-but you have take a little time yourself to display your
house number clearly, so that they can find where you are.
- Put numbers that are least four inches tall at the front entrance (or a location
easily visible from the street) that contrasts with the background– for example,
light numbers on dark or dark numbers on light.
- For driveway off main roads, place your address numbers on a post at entrance of