"Over 100,000 people die each year simply because help did not arrive on time." National Safety Council
"Your chances of surviving a cardiac arrest are reduced by 7%-10% EACH MINUTE you have to wait for emergency technicians to arrive." The American Heart Association
Despite the valiant efforts of EMS, fire departments and local law enforcement, they do not have magical ability to know which house is yours! Many communities require an address number to be placed somewhere visible from the roadside.
Some areas even require a certain size number to be placed on the property and put this in their building code. Many desperate fire departments have even gone door to door offering affordable reflective green or blue plates to attach to mailbox posts. Although we applaud their efforts, these plates were less than attractive to many homeowners and therefore not utilized. Address America offers a more attractive and effective alternative.
Can 911 emergency personnel find your home when every second counts? Take the challenge! Drive by your house both day and night.
See if it is clear to you where your home is and that the address number is visible and legible. Now imagine it is raining and you have a serious family emergency.
Keep in mind, emergency vehicles will be going FAST!