When you have an emergency at your house, be it a loved one experiencing a heart attack or a clothes dryer on fire in your basement, TIME will be the major determining factor in how we can influence the outcome.  One of the biggest problems we encounter on an emergency run is finding the correct location.  When people place their address on their home or on their mailbox, they seem to always place it so it can be seen in the direction the mailman approaches.  This is great for the postal service, as they are driving very slowly, and usually stopping at every home.  We, on the other hand, are usually in a hurry, and need to be able to spot an address from a distance.  We also may not be coming down the street in the same direction the mailman does.

 

The remedy for this problem is for each homeowner to place a green, reflective address sign in a prominent location on their property where the numbers are on both sides and can be seen from both directions.  This can be placed on a mailbox pole or a separate pole.  These signs are available at our Vermilion Township Offices, 1907 State Rd., Vermilion between the hours of 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. for $20.00.  This is our cost for the signs; in the interest of public safety, we sell them at our costs.

 

We highly recommend the use of these signs, as they are the best way to help us find your home when you need us most.  Please stop in for more information or you can call us at 440-967-3251.

 

Thank you,

 

VERMILION TOWNSHIP FIRE DEPARTMENT

Address Signs