Before you start shoveling or pushing snow, think about where it’s going. In the event of a fire emergency, could firefighters find the hydrant near your home? Many fire hydrants get buried during even minor winter storms.
Finding the closest fire hydrant and being able to connect fire hoses is critical during an actual fire. Fire hydrants supply the water necessary to extinguish fires in homes and businesses, and if one cannot be located and accessed for use, it could delay ...putting out the fire.
Clearing a three-foot area around the hydrant in your yard or your neighbor’s yard could be life-saving. The few minutes that it takes to do this could truly make the difference between life and death.
Help us help you, by keeping the hydrants clear and accessible.