Help Us Help You!
In the case of an emergency - such as a fire, a serious medical issue, or a policing issue - a difference in a few minutes can mean the difference between life and death. Our fire fighters are equipped with many tools and skills to help you; however, we need to be able to find you first.
Of course, if you are calling us for a big fire we will be able to spot the smoke. In the case of a smaller fire, a medical issue, or other emergencies, we need to be able to see your house numbers.
The harder it is for us to find your house numbers, the longer it may take us or other emergency personnel (ambulance and police) to arrive at your door. Often numbers that were once very visible have faded or have vegetation growing over them. In some cases numbers have been removed and not replaced.
Comox Fire Chief Gord Schreiner recommends that you check your own house numbers from the street on a dark raining night to see how visible they are. He recommends highly visible house numbers at least 3” in height and prefers reflective numbers.
Reflective numbers are available at various retailers. For more information you may also contact our fire department at 250-339-2432.