Although this winter has been relatively mild compared to last years polar vortex, snow is still falling in many parts of the country. Winter can bring many obstacles to firefighters including slippery streets, frozen hose lines, and hidden fire hydrants. Snow can prove especially challenging when trying to fight fires because in many cases it makes fire hydrants hard to see or access. If there’s a fire hydrant near your home that is covered with snow, do your part to keep it accessible this winter!
- Remove all snow and ice from hydrant so it is clearly visible
- Clear at least a 3 foot radius around the hydrant so firefighters have full access
- Make a path from the hydrant to the street for easier accessibility
Remember, a few minutes of work now can make all the difference later!