LCCC Residents' Magazine : Summer 2024

Is the number on your property clearly displayed?

Did you know that not having a clearly displayed number on your property could mean the difference between life and death?

The emergency services – including police, paramedics and the fire service - are committed to responding as quickly as possible to an incident. We don’t want emergency services to be delayed when they are doing their best to respond as soon as possible.  

You can help them by ensuring the number of your property is easily seen from the road.  

This is particularly important in rural areas that have no identifying house or business numbers. Often, property numbers can be hidden by trees or overgrown hedges, or are too small to see, or have no signage at all.

In health terms early intervention is crucial if a person has experienced a significant accidental injury or has a life-threatening medical condition that could lead to cardiac arrest and death. So that critically ill or injured patients have the best chance of survival, they need to be given hospital–level care as urgently as possible. 

Remember if emergency services cannot find a property quickly, then vital time is lost for those who need their help.

Did you know?

Coronary Heart Disease (CHD) is one of Northern Ireland’s biggest killers - more than one in 7 men and one in 10 women die from it. 

Many CHD deaths occur suddenly and outside of hospital following a sudden cardiac arrest. The chances of survival are very time dependent; the longer the attempted resuscitation is delayed, the worse the outcome. Survival is reduced by 10% for every minute of delay without cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).

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