Make sure your address is easily seen from the street
January 28, 2015 - 10:05 AM
Seconds count when responding to emergency calls. But something that’s sometimes taken for granted may result in unnecessary delays for emergency crews heading to a call for help.
Property owners in the Central Okanagan East and Central Okanagan West Electoral Areas are reminded that it’s their responsibility to post visible address numbers that can easily be seen from the street. “Reflective address signs are even better” says the Manager of Fire and Inspection Services for the Regional District of Central Okanagan.
Dan Wildeman adds, “Having your street address number posted so it’s visible from the street makes it much easier for police, fire or ambulance crews to correctly identify your property. It helps to reduce any possible confusion and delays in trying to find your property in an emergency. And it’s especially important for rural property owners to make sure that their address is clearly visible because sometimes a house is located a distance from the road. So an address sign located off the street at a driveway or access road is very important.”
The Regional District of Central Okanagan Building Numbering Bylaw No. 1185 requires the owner of every building assigned a building number to permanently display the number on the front of the building or at the front of the premises on which the building stands. It’s recommended that address numbers be in a contrasting colour to the background to which they’re attached and they should be at least three inches in height.
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