Due to the recent snowfall we would like to remind everybody that a clearly visible, accessible fire hydrant could save your home – or even your life. If a fire hydrant is buried in snow, firefighters can lose valuable time trying to locate it when they first arrive at a fire. You can perform a valuable public service and protect yourself, your family and your neighbors by taking the responsibility for shoveling out and clearing fire hydrants near your home during and after a snowstorm. With more snow sure to be on the way, we’d like to offer these suggestions:
Know the location of the nearest fire hydrants in your neighborhood.
Make sure they are shoveled clear after each snowfall.
Clear the snow three feet around the hydrant so firefighters have enough room to use the hydrant.
Please take some time now to save precious minutes in case of a fire. A few scoops of snow today could make all the difference later.