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Is Your 911 Address Posted on Your Home?

Posted on Friday, November 21st, 2014

Emergency Medical Service/Fire Brigade

Would ambulance, fire, or law enforcement be able to find your house in a 911 emergency?

Posting your 911 address at the driveway entrance and on your home will alleviate any confusion as to whether emergency responders have the correct location. 911 addressing replaced rural routes and box numbers and often changed house numbers and street names several years ago. Unless you use a post office mailbox, your 911 address serves a dual purpose as your mailing address as well. If you need to verify the 911 address of your residence, please call (580) 276-5898 or 276-5881, or stop by the E911 dispatch center at 102 S. Front Ave., Marietta (behind City Hall) and ask.

Billy (Bubba) Martin
Billy (Bubba) Martin, Firefighter/EMT

Grew up in the fire house at Leonard, TX, as the third generation named Billy Martin to serve (he and his father still volunteer there). Earning an EMT certification while attending firefighter school in 2012 sparked Martin’s interest in the medical side of emergency response.

He joined our department in 2013 as a first aid attendant at WinStar Casino then transferred to Station 2, where he is first out on ambulance runs. He plans to enroll in the Love County EMS Paramedic program in February. He is a part-time firefighter for the Commerce, TX Fire Department.

Derek Weeks
Derek Weeks, Firefighter/Paramedic

The former president of the Bonham, TX Volunteer Fire Department has contributed organizational skills to the Fire Brigade at Station 2 since 2005. Originating a pre-fire program, he mapped the layout of buildings, hallways, and hazardous materials at WinStar casinos and hotels. He established preventive maintenance, logging and tracking the service to all emergency vehicles.

Weeks also is a driver/engineer of the fire trucks and performs vehicle electrical repair. His fire service career dates to 1990 in the U.S. Army and in municipal departments in Texas an Alabama. He was inspired by an aunt who was a smoke jumper in the U.S. Forest Service.