Keep your Fire Hydrants clear from snow

“Clearing snow around fire hydrants keeps them visible and accessible and will save valuable time in the case of an emergency,” In order for firefighters to quickly and easily utilize a fire hydrant in the event of a fire, there needs to be a 3 foot radius surrounding the hydrant that is completely cleared of snow. If a hydrant is covered, the firefighters need to clear it themselves and the delay that this causes could mean additional property damage, injuries or even lives lost. Unfortunately, this is sometimes an issue and the main reason for it is that people simply don’t know whose responsibility it is to clear the hydrants in their neighborhood.  It is your responsibility to clear Fire Hydrants located close to your home.