Fire Department News

Fundraiser November 2017

The Durham Fire and Rescue November 2017 Fundraiser Calendar can be found HERE:


In order for our fire and rescue personnel to provide prompt emergency service, we need to be able to FIND you. Please provide LARGE, easy-to-read numbers on your house or buildings, and on your mailbox (both sides).  By doing so, you will help us find your location faster, day or night!

As a reminder there is an ordinance covering the marking of your home, but more importantly is the delay in help that markings can cause.  A quick challenge would be drive on a road and try to figure out what a particular house number is. Now for an added challenge try it at night or during a storm, or go the opposite direction as the mail carrier.  It’s tough to say the least. The worst part is those numbers quite frequently delay our response, your help!

Here are a few pointers:

Be sure the numbers are visible from the side emergency apparatus most likely will be approaching from. A safe measure is to put them facing both directions.

How big are the numbers? The ordinance is pretty specific 4” and says where the marking should be. You know where you live we don’t make sure we can figure it out.

If there are a cluster of mailboxes with numbers you know which one is yours, we don’t, put a number on the house if it is visible or put up a post.

Reflective numbers are great the illuminated ones are even better.

Address Requirements to Ensure Safety for All Members of Our Community