Help us to help you by clearing a three foot circle of snow from around a fire hydrant on your block. A lot of times the fire hydrants are covered by snow conditions and plowing operations.
While you are shoveling your driveway or sidewalk, it will only take a few extra minutes to clear a hydrant in front of your house, or on your block. Please consider helping a neighbor with medical conditions or who are elderly, by adopting their hydrant as well. This simple act of kindness will benefit the entire neighborhood.
When seconds count for your home or for your neighbor’s home, every little bit helps the fire department and their response. During a fire, the Fire Department must quickly locate and gain a water supply from the closest hydrant. If a hydrant is buried by snow, it is difficult to find and valuable time is spent locating and digging the hydrant out. This delay in gaining water from a hydrant may disrupt the timely manner in which firefighters are able to fight the fire, allowing it to grow. A fire doubles in size every 20 seconds.
The Lakewood Fire Department thanks you for your participation and community service.