Emergency crews say it's not unusual to get lost trying to find people who need help.
"It's critical that we be able to know where you are," said Chief J.T. Wallace with Benton Fire District 4.
Wallace says citizens need to make sure their house numbers are visible, legible and well-lit at night.
He says the more time firefighters and paramedics spend searching for addresses, the less time they could be saving lives.
Authorities suggest three inch numbers. They say black numbers on a white background are easiest to see during the day and night.
Having your address clearly marked is just one way you can help first responders save lives.
Another way is pulling over for emergency vehicles on the road.
"They need to think that I might be going to save their kid or grandmother," said firefighter and EMT Joseph Monceaux.
Monceaux says drivers should always slow down and pull to the right when they see an emergency vehicle driving up behind them. He says the worst things a driver can do are panic and come to a stop in the middle of the road.
When it comes to saving lives, first responders say drivers and homeowners can help make it quicker, easier and safer for everyone.