How can something just a few inches tall be a matter of life and death? It is when it comes to the numbers on a mailbox indicating a home\u2019s address.Wilton Fire Chief Ronald Kanterman has written to The Bulletin indicating his concern that as firefighters have driven around town on emergency calls and routine business \u2014 inspections, pre-emergency planning, training drills \u2014 \u201cwe\u2019ve noticed that some homes are unmarked and very hard to find. If your friends, family, service vendors and others have said \u2018we had a real hard time finding your house,\u2019 it\u2019s time to act. Imagine us trying to find you at 3 a.m. during a snow storm!\u201dFirefighters, police officers and the Wilton Volunteer Ambulance Corps need to be able to see house numbers when they are responding to an emergency call. People who live on a long, shared driveway, where the numbers are posted at the end of the road or on a mailbox, need to also have numbers clearly visible at their entryway or on their house. Reflective numbers and letters, a minimum of three to four inches high, are the easiest for emergency responders to see at night.This is not just a request from the fire chief, it\u2019s the law. Check to see if your address is legible at night. Don\u2019t leave emergency responders in the dark. It could cost you or a loved one their life.