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City residents asked to help keep fire hydrants clear of snow

Press release:

The city fire department would like to ask residents and business owners to assist in making fire hydrants accessible. During the recent snowfall some hydrants have become blocked by snow, especially in parking areas. The city fire department would like to request your help to remove the snow from around hydrants so they are visible and accessible. If you have a hydrant in your front yard, clean a 3-foot circle around it.

City fire crews will be out throughout the winter clearing snow from hydrants, but with your assistance by adopting a fire hydrant, the 500+ hydrants in the city will be clear and ready for an emergency.

Also, please be sure to keep your house numbers readily visible, and for business owners the accumulation of snow may block exit doors. All doors should be checked to make sure they can open and are not blocked by snow.

The city fire department appreciates your help in keeping the community safe. Any questions, please call Chief Jim Maxwell at 585-345-6375.

Raymond Richardson
RRichardson's picture
Joined: Aug 18 2012

That would be a great community project for the local Cub & Boy Scouts.

When I was a scout we used to clear the hydrants.

J.C.'s picture
Joined: Oct 7 2010

Good idea Ray.. In Arizona, prisoners are tied together, walking on the side of the expressways picking up trash (chain gang)

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