Friday, January 22, 2016

Adopt-a-Fire Hydrant and Keep It Clear!

snow covered fire hydrant
Snow covered fire hydrant
MCFRS is asking residents to, if you are safely and physically able to do so, help firefighters and clear snow away from fire hydrants. The expected snow accumulations combined with the after-effects of plowing roads may result in many fire hydrants partially or completely buried in snow – as illustrated by the photo on the right.

Take the time NOW to find, and adopt, the nearest fire hydrant to your home so you will know where to start digging if the hydrant becomes totally covered by snow.

By keeping fire hydrants clear of snow, residents can help firefighters to easily locate hydrants and access water quickly, preserving valuable time to potentially save lives and structures.  Please consider helping a neighbor with a medical condition or who is elderly by shoveling out a hydrant in front of their home. Remember, quick access to fire hydrants benefits everyone.   Below is an example of what a properly cleared of snow fire hydrant should look like.

Thank you for helping keep Montgomery County safe! 

properly cleared fire hydrant

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