COULD WE FIND YOU IN AN EMERGENCY?
POST YOUR NUMBERS
In an emergency, seconds can sometimes make a life-saving difference. Make sure your address numbers are posted on your house or business. A well marked location allows the Ambulance, Fire Department, & Police to find you when you need help. Please try using reflective numbers so they can be seen at night, as well as during the day. Think like someone who has never located your home and post the address number where it would be obvious. Please maintain your signs. Replace numbers that are falling off and/or become faded and hard to read from a distance.
MORE THAN JUST A MAILBOX...
For 9-1-1 purposes, the entry to your drive, lane, easement, access road, etc should be marked, NOT just your mailbox. Mailboxes help the Post Office deliver mail, but 9-1-1 needs to find you in an emergency! It's important to mark all entrances and turns along the way to your home - ESPECIALLY, if you share a driveway or private road. Again, think like someone who has never located your home and post the address number where it would be obvious.
REPORT MISSING STREET SIGNS
Although our emergency responders know where most of the roads are located, a road sign can improve response time and ensure that responders have the correct location. If you notice your road sign is missing or damaged, please report it! Please contact the Washington Town Hall.
KNOW YOUR LOCATION
When calling 9-1-1 while on the road, be sure to include information about what street you are traveling on, what mile marker, landmark, or cross street was seen recently and the direction of your travel. Always state where the emergency is at the start of your call in case you suddenly lose contact with 9-1-1.
WE NEED YOUR HELP...
Display your address CLEARLY at your home - not just on your mailbox
Use bright, BOLD, reflective materials
Report missing street signs
Know your location