By adopting the hydrant closest to your home or business and keeping it clear of snow and debris you can help to make our community safer. In the event of a fire it is imperative that the Fire Department gain access to a water supply via a fire hydrant as quickly as possible so that fire can be extinguished and prevent loss of property and/or life.
We ask that you shovel the area around your adopted fire hydrant after each snowfall. Clear a path approximately three feet around the hydrant as well a clear path from the street or roadway up to the fire hydrant so that the hydrant is visible and accessible.
During the summer months it is also important to make sure that the same three foot path around your adopted hydrant is free of weeds, shrubbery, flower beds, etc.
Combining safe practices like installing smoke detectors, maintaining defensible space and keeping your closest hydrant clear can prevent unnecessary property damage.