Helping Emergency Services Find You - House Numbers
It's easy to forget how important it is to have your property clearly numbered. Having your house number clearly visible from the road can be a matter of life and death in an emergency.
Searching for your house can delay help arriving to you. It is a requirement under Yarra Ranges Streets & Roads Local Law 2005 that all properties have their number clearly displayed and visible from the road.
It is recommended that number be reflective and at least 75mm high.
Some other helpful tips in the event of an emergency include:
- If possible, send an adult to the road to get the attention of and direct emergency services
- If it's night time, turn on all lights and keep a torch handy to gain the attention of emergency services
- Lock away dogs, keep children away and leave your front door open, if safe, to help emergency services attend to you without delay.
- But always remember, safety first. Injuring yourself will create more problems in an emergency situation.