Before We Can Help You, We Have to Find You.
Help Us Find You in an Emergency.
often use street numbering on mailboxes to locate an address. A clearly
posted reflective street number can save precious time during an emergency.
Reflective peel and stick street numbers are very inexpensive and can
be purchased at local hardware stores.
Here are some things you can do to
help us find you:
- Post your street number on
both sides of your mailbox or mailbox post in 4-inch or larger
reflective numbers. Make sure the numbers can be seen when the
mailbox flag is down. If your mailbox and your home are on opposite sides
of the street, consider adding a reflective arrow pointing toward your
- If you don't have a mailbox,
consider installing a post at the end of your driveway with your street
number on both sides in 4-inch or larger reflective numbers. The street
numbers on the post should be four feet above the ground to avoid snow
cover. Numbers on your house may be too far from the street to see.
- Make sure the telephone company
has your correct street address.
Next time you’re driving in Greenland at night, note
how easy it is to see a reflective street number on a mailbox. Now imagine
you’ve called 9-1-1 at night. Is your house number easy to see? Do you
have reflective street numbers at the end of your driveway? Help us find
you in an emergency.