General Safety: Visible Address & Painted CurbClearly visible house address helpful, but painted curb address not required
Anything you can do, such as cut back trees or place clearly visible house address numbers on your house and/or mailbox, helps the fire department do its job more quickly and easily. Painting your address on the curb is one more way to accomplish this, however, it is not required.
Each home should have a clearly marked house number on the house, and out at the street if the house is not visible from the street.
Painted curb addresses, may be marketed by private businesses or as a fund-raiser for youth or other community groups. From the vantage point of the firefighters in the cab of a fire engine, the curb may not be as visible as a clear address sign on a mailbox, or other appropriate location. However, any effort at insuring clear addressing is a positive step in terms of helping emergency responders quickly find an address.