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John R. Phoennik
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Jun 19

Displaying street numbers on homes helps ensure swift emergency response

Posted on June 19, 2017 at 10:36 AM by Andrea Iglar

South Fayette Township police officers pride themselves on quickly responding to emergency calls. You can help us arrive at the correct address in a timely fashion by clearly displaying your street number on your home or business.

It is the responsibility of every owner, trustee, agent and occupant of every building—including but not limited to residential, commercial and industrial properties—to place the street address numbers in a conspicuous place on or over each front door.

The number must be easily readable from the street and shall not be obstructed by any item that tends to conceal the number from sight. This includes overgrown bushes, branches and trees.

In addition, house numbers should be placed on mailboxes. Both sides of the mailbox should display the numbers so they can be seen from all directions. If the mailbox is not directly in front of the building, house numbers also should be placed on the entryway of the building.

If all citizens adhere to this requirement, police officers and other first responders will reach anyone in need more quickly and easily in an emergency, thus enhancing the safety of all building occupants.

Professionally,
John R. Phoennik
Chief of Police

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