In the midst of winter storms, buried hydrants can cause dangerous delays in the ability of fire fighters to respond to fire emergencies. Heavy snows can often hide fire hydrants under a mountain of snow making them nearly impossible to locate and access them quickly. In the event of a fire, fire fighters have to locate and shovel out fire hydrants before connecting the supply line to the hydrant. Valuable time is lost. Please don’t let your neighborhood hydrant become buried under a mountain of snow.
If you are willing and able to ADOPT A HYDRANT, we ask that you keep the fire hydrant closest to your residence or business clear of snow. We need a 3 foot clearance on all sides. When shoveling snow be aware of your surroundings. Look out for traffic as well as ice. (So you don’t slip and fall!)