Emergency crews in rural areas still struggle to read address numbers when responding to calls.
There are various reasons as to why this issue occurs, such as branches and foliage covering signs, or even sometimes snow build up.
While most reasons preventable, it’s something crews still have had to deal with.
“It’s an issue that’s not new by any means since the beginning of time, emergency services need to respond in a quick manner and to be able to locate people in times of need.” says Roger Hollander, 100 Mile House Fire Chief.
“Fortunately I think things have gotten better since the old days of maybe no addresses, but there’s still some room for improvement.”
Hollander adds that signage isn’t the only issue, as some residents don’t clear their driveway of foliage, which can be difficult for apparatus to get through.
He noted of a recent fire where getting to the residence was a challenge as branches blocked large apparatus’.
Anyone looking for ways to resolve these issues on their property, can call Hollander at the 100 Mile Fire Rescue Hall to get everything sorted out.