Can we find you in an emergency?
How easily can someone find your home? How about at night, or during inclement weather? Imagine knowing that someone desperately needs emergency help, but rescuers have a difficult time locating the home because the address is not properly marked, or the property is partially hidden by trees or other buildings. Unfortunately, this has happened in our community. Responders have all of the necessary equipment to provide help, but sometimes our biggest enemy is poorly marked addresses.
You can help us help you by making sure that your address numbers are displayed in a large, contrasting style on your home and on the street. The Colington Volunteer Fire Department has a program underway to assist responders in finding homes more quickly. The department sells Reflective Address Signs designed to be placed on the mailbox in front of your home. No mailbox, or is the mailbox on the other side of the street? No problem! The department can supply a salt-treated 4x4 post as well. We’ll even install the sign free of charge anywhere in the Colington fire district. Just call the CVFD at (252) 441-6234 and we’ll be glad to help you. And, another great benefit to having your address well marked is that deliveries and out of town friends can find their way easily to your home! (those pizza delivery folks love them!)
Signs are available to anyone, and our firefighters will deliver and install the signs in the Colington fire district at no additional charge.
The signs are a potentially life saving addition to your home!
Signs are $20 each. Please add $5 if a salt-treated post is required.
Call for more information. (252) 441-6234, or download the form here and mail it to us.