In an emergency, you need emergency personnel to respond to the correct address as quickly as possible. 9-1-1 addresses have been established to handle this situation.
9-1-1 is a fast, reliable, and convenient way to contact law enforcement, fire, or Emergency Medical Services. The 9-1-1 system is designed to display your house number and street address to the 9-1-1 call-taker / dispatcher who answers your call.
Here are some suggestions to help emergency responders find you faster:
Post your address on your house
Make sure your address can be seen from the road, including in the dark and in bad weather
Place house numbers in areas uncovered by shrubs or trees and where the numbers stand out from the background
Check to see if buildings, apartments, trailers, and lots are all clearly numbered
Make sure that addresses on mailboxes are printed on each side, can be seen in the dark and bad weather; be sure the mailbox is in front of the right house or apartment