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Every year the Keizer Fire District responds to over 4,000 calls per year. Of those calls, over 80% of the calls are medical emergencies. The Fire District often responds to a medical emergency in the late night or early morning before the sun rises. Each emergency vehicle is responding to an address given by the dispatcher who received an emergency 9-1-1 telephone call.
Why are Address Numbers important?
The time the emergency vehicles spends in route to the emergency is very critical. Locating the proper address number (the right house) is extremely important for the Fire District when responding to a medical emergency.
Where are the Address Numbers supposed to be posted?
All address numbers are supposed to be posted so that they are visible day or night on a contrasting background. In some cases, the address numbers should be posted at the street where they can be easily seen. Painted curb numbers are not useful when a vehicle is parked in front of the numbers or when there is little street light illumination.
In the event your household has a late night or early morning medical emergency, the Fire District wants to be sure your house can be located without unnecessary time loss. Please take some time right now to examine your address number location. Can anyone easily find your address numbers?
If you are not sure about your current address number location, the Keizer Fire District will be happy to take a look at your address numbers. Please call the Fire Prevention Division at 503-390-9111 for more information or email Deputy Fire Marshal Rod Conway
Your cooperation is greatly appreciated!
Last Updated: 5/5/2011 10:38:44 AM