We Can’t Help You if We Can’t Find You!!
No amount of medical training will help an ambulance crew find your house if your heart stops beating.
That’s why Geralyn Hoyt, President of the Southbury Ambulance Association, is reminding every homeowner and business owner to display a reflective house number at the end of their driveway.
Too often, she said, the ambulance goes racing by an address because the number is not there or could not be seen.
“We can’t find you if we don’t know where you are”, she said. “You’ve got to make it so in the darkest, foggiest, snowiest conditions, we can see you. The best place to put a number is on a mailbox or post at the end of a driveway. The numbers should be 2 or 3 inches tall minimally, and should reflect light. They should also be on a person’s house, near the front door.”