Rhinebeck Fire Department ~Highlights of the Dutchess County 9-1-1 Address Sign Law

Rhinebeck Fire Department, Inc.

76 East Market Street   ∙ Rhinebeck, New York 12572

Can we find you when you need us?

Highlights of the Dutchess County 9-1-1 Address Sign Law

•New address number must be affixed to the structure near the main entrance of the structure  •If the structure is more than 50 feet from the road; or when the entrance of the building is not visible from the road, the numbers shall be placed on a rigid post at the end of the driveway

•The post and numbers must be visible from the road, upon approach from any direction  •A mailbox may be used in place of a rigid post  •Old address numbers must be removed  •Address numbers shall not be less than 3 inches in height  •Numbers must be made of a durable and clearly visible material  •Material should be reflective if possible  •Apartments, townhouses, shopping centers or other similar groups, where only one number is assigned, shall display their address number at the main entrance •Numbers for individual units or establishments within the complex, shall be displayed on, above or to the side of the main

PLEASE TAKE A COUPLE OF MINUTES TO POST YOUR E- 911 NUMBER PROPERLY.  BESIDES BEING THE LAW, IT MAY SAVE YOUR LIFE.

Try to visualize, through your eyes and mind, how and where emergency personnel would be looking to find your home. The more obvious and outstanding your numbers are the quicker and easier it will result in you getting help. Where would you look if you were driving the emergency vehicle?

Dutchess County E-911 local law #8, In Effect since September 1, 2000

Read complete Dutchess County E-911 local law #8 at:

http://www.dutchessny.gov/CountyGov/Departments/EmergencyResponse/E911SignLaw.pdf

Don’t know, or not sure of your E-911 address, call 845-486-6534.