Fire… Ambulance… Police… Do they know where you are? We can’t help you if we can’t find you. Seconds can mean the difference between life and death in an emergency. Getting resources where they are needed as quickly as possible is vital. This is especially true when dealing with 911 emergencies. However, without clearly posted civic numbers to guide them, emergency responders can sometimes have difficulty locating the address of a 911 emergency.
A civic address includes:
- the civic number,
- street name and street type (i.e. Street, Road, Avenue, Lane)
- community, and
- county or municipality.
Example: 654 Highway #1, Mount Uniacke, East Hants
Make sure that your civic number is posted in front of your home or business, and that it is clearly visible from the road day or night. This will assist police, firefighters and paramedics in being able to locate you as quickly as possible if an emergency should occur. If the civic number is posted directly on your house or place of business ensure that there is sufficient light so it is visible from the roadway at night. Civic numbers are relatively inexpensive and extremely effective.
Civic numbers can be purchased at the Mount Uniacke Fire Hall located at 654 Highway #1 in Mount Uniacke between the hours of 8:00-12:00 and 1:00-5:00 Monday through Friday. The cost per sign is $12 for single sided and $20 for double sided. See the diagram below for sign posting instructions. The Municipality of East Hants Civic Numbering By-Law requires that all residential and commercial properties have a properly and correctly placed civic number sign.
For more information on Civic Numbers in the county of East Hants and the province of Nova Scotia, please click the links below.
Please contact the Mount Uniacke Firehall with any questions you may have pertaining to Civic Numbers.