SERVING WITH PROFESSIONALISM AND INTERGRITY
I would like to welcome you to the official website of Chiefland Fire Rescue. My name is James Harris, Fire Chief of Chiefland Fire Rescue. Our department has made a commitment to protect and serve the city of Chiefland with the utmost respect, professionalism, integrity, and tradition that you would expect from a fire department. Your safety is our number one concern in our daily endeavors and we are working tirelessly to improve every aspect of how to better serve you; the people of Chiefland. We encourage you to explore our website and visit us at the station to see, first hand, the changes that we have made. I look forward to interacting with each of you in and around our community.
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Why do I need an E-911 address?
Primarily, to assist emergency services in responding to emergency calls. An E-911 address helps emergency responders to locate residents. A faster response time can make a significant difference in survival and degree of recovery. However, E-911 location addresses are also often required for phone service, building permits, driver license renewals, land titles, loans, mail delivery, utility services, insurance companies and for other purposes requiring a site location.
What is an E-911 address?
An E-911 address is a site specific, locatable address. An E-911 address is assigned using a mileage measurement, accurate to 1/100th of a mile, to driveway on a named road. A 911 NENA (National Emergency Number Association) standardized measuring system standard is used. Measurements start at the south or west end of a through road. Driveways on the left side of the road are given odd numbers and driveways on the right side of the road are given even numbers when possible.
People placing 911 emergency calls often have difficulty providing their addresses. Children, visitors, hearing or speech impaired callers, or callers in a life threatening situation, may not be able to provide address information to dispatchers. E-911 automatically gives the dispatchers the address, allowing them to send the appropriate fire, medical personnel, or law enforcement, even if the caller is unable to communicate.
PLEASE POST YOUR ADDRESS!
To assist emergency services, post your E-911 numbers at the entrance to your driveway, on your residence or mailbox. Numbers need to be visible from the road and should be 3" to 6" high with a contrasting background. People living on shared private access roads should name and post road names to improve emergency response time.