Shelly Beach Voluntary Rural Fire Force

James McLeod Road, Shelly Beach, South Head, New Zealand, Ph 09 420 2503, Fax 09 420 2509

Welcome to the SBVRFF Website.

Our area covers South Head on the Kaipara Harbour

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Last update 01/04/2016
Currently the Auckland Rural Fire District has a "RESTRICTED FIRE SEASON" in force.
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Can we find you in an EMERGENCY?

In an emergency, police, fire and rescue workers depend on house numbers to find YOU as quickly as possible. Finding your home - especially at night - can be challenging if address numbers are unreadable, hidden, unlighted or have missing numbers and may delay emergency responders from getting to you as quickly as possible.

Are your house numbers visible from the street?
Are they set on a background of contrasting color?
If your house is hidden from the street, are your numbers attached to a visible fence, mailbox or gate?
Is your mobile home identified with your house number?
If you live on a corner, does your house number face the street named in your address?

If you've answered "no" to any of these questions, please follow the guidelines below to make sure your house number is easy to read:

1. Numbers must be visible from the street. Existing residential home numbering can be 3 1/2 inches high, however new residential homes should be at least 5 inches high and if you replace existing numbers they should also be at least 5 inches high.
2. Numbers should be placed on a contrasting background, with a reflective coating on the numbers for easy visibility at night.
3. Repair or replace aging address number placards, especially on mailboxes that are a distance from the front of the residence.
4. Prune any bushes, tree limbs or other growth that has covered your house numbers.
5. Numbers should be placed on or beside the front door. If your door is not easily seen from the street, put the numbers on a post, fence or tree at the driveway entrance so they can be clearly seen from the street. In addition to numbers on the front door of your house, if you have a rural-style mailbox, reflective and contrasting numbers should be placed on both sides of the box so they can be seen by an emergency vehicle approaching from either direction.

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