From the Fire Chief: If we can't find you, we can't help you

“Critical Minutes Lost While House Burns”

Can you imagine the local newspapers posting a headline similar to the title of this article? Or perhaps “Fire Department Unable to Find House While Wiltonian Has Heart Attack.”

As we’ve driven around town on emergency calls and routine business (inspections, pre-emergency planning, training drills, etc.) we’ve noticed that some homes are unmarked and very hard to find. If your friends, family, service vendors and others have said “we had a real hard time finding your house,” it’s time to act. Imagine us trying to find you at 3 a.m. during a snow storm!

We, along with your police department and emergency medical services, need to be able to see your address. If you live on a long shared driveway and the numbers are posted at the road (entryway), make sure you also mark your house, a tree at your driveway, your mailbox or even a set of numbers on a wood or metal post will do. Try to purchase reflective numbers and letters as they are easier for us to see at night.

This is a reminder that your premises must be legibly marked per town ordinance, Chapter 9A. You can find this document on the town’s website at We are very concerned and ask that you take a moment to see if your address is visible from the road or driveway.

Please help us help you!

Thanks and enjoy the rest of your summer!

For more information, call the fire department at 203-834-6246