Thursday, July 14, 2016

Stealing Water From A Fire Hydrant Is A Crime

photo graphic saying Stealing water is a crimeDid you know that stealing water from a fire hydrant is a crime? Well, it is.

Of particular concern to fire departments is the potential for collateral damage that can occur to the fire hydrant as a result of this illegal act. Damage that could negatively impact our firefighters ability to get enough water to fight a fire.

Yesterday, MCFRS Fire Chief Scott Goldstein along with the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) Police Chief Harvey Baker and Deputy Fire Chief Jim McClelland from the Prince George’s County Fire/EMS Department joined together to raise awareness about water theft and highlight the potential public safety consequences as a result.

Below, please find a video from the press event originally broadcast live on our Periscope and Facebook pages. As well, some photos from the event.

You can also learn more from WSSC on how you can help: WSSC Kicks Off Water Theft Prevention Program

photos from WSSC Press Conference

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