Collierville Fire Department would like to ask all of the Town's residents to see if their house numbers are on their house and visible from the street. If not, please place or replace the house numbers so we can find you quickly in the event of an emergency.
If your residence or building is setback because of a long driveway or not visible from the roadway please place additional house numbers at the end of the driveway and on your mailbox so they are visible both ways coming down the street.
Do not assume a fire truck will always be approaching your residence from the direction of the firehouse. Many times we have to respond to emergencies while out on the road or while returning from other emergency calls and fire apparatus may approach your house from an unexpected direction.
Please use numbers that are no less than 4 inches in height and have a contrasting color to your trim or house color. Brass numbers look great, but are very hard to see in the sunlight, and written numbers are hard to read at night. Please make sure that the numbers on your mailbox are not blocked by your mailbox flag or holiday decorations.
Can We Get to You?
Long driveways and private roads need to be constructed with all-weather driving surfaces capable of supporting fire apparatus (minimum 76,000 lbs). Driveways and private roads need to have an unobstructed width of 20 ft. and an unobstructed vertical clearance height of 13 feet 6 inches.
Brush, trees, stumps, rocks, tree limbs, gates and fences too close to the roadway may prevent fire apparatus access and may damage fire apparatus. Sharp curves may not provide adequate turning radiuses for fire apparatus.
Fire Code requires that a bridge (culvert, trestle, cattle guard, etc.) required to be crossed to access residences or buildings be constructed and maintained sufficient to support the weight of fire apparatus minimum 76,000 lbs. Any building or structure equipped with a security gate shall be equipped with an approved fire department key access or fire box that allows entry into or onto the property. Minimum gate width shall be 20 feet horizontal and 13 ft 6 inches clear vertical.