Do you have a Civic Sign Posted?

We can’t help you if we can’t find you. Seconds can mean the difference between life and death in an emergency. Getting resources where they are needed as quickly as possible is vital. This is especially true when dealing with 911 emergencies.
However, without clearly posted civic numbers to guide them, emergency responders can sometimes have difficulty locating the address of a 911 emergency.

Make sure that your civic number is posted and visible in front of your home or business, and that it is clearly visible from the road day or night. This will assist police, firefighters and paramedics in being able to locate you as quickly as possible if an emergency should occur. Also, it assists Canada Post when delivering your parcels, if they don’t have the civic address they cannot leave the package. If the civic number is posted directly on your house or place of business, ensure that there is sufficient light, so it is visible from the roadway at night.

Although the requirements for civic number posting may vary by municipality, here are a few simple tips to keep in mind:
Civic numbers should be in Arabic numerals (12 not XII or Twelve)
Have at least 48 inches between the bottom of the numbers and the ground.
The colour of the numbers should clearly contrast the background.
White numbers on a blue background work best. Reflective numbers are recommended.
If the building can’t be seen clearly from the road, post the numbers on a sign.
Signs should be within 15 feet of the road If the building is less than 50 feet from the road, numbers should be at least 65 mm (2 inches) tall If the building is more than 50 feet from the road, numbers should be at least 100 mm (4 inches) tall.

Civic numbers can be purchased at the Stewiacke Volunteer Fire Department, $25 for the sign, or $30 for the sign and post, delivered and installed.

Contact us at 902-639-2301 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit Civic 111 on Highway 2, Stewiacke any Wednesday night 6:30-9:00