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Friday, February 04, 2011

The Danger of Snow-Covered Fire Hydrants



I'm sure many people don't give these silent life-savers much thought- but is the fire hydrant (plug) near YOUR house or apartment clear of snow?




Notice in these two images- that large cap in the middle-lower part of the hydrant is the place where the firefighters hook-in the big supply lines to the pumper or engine.


If this port or either of the other 2 2-1/2-inch line ports are blocked- firefighters have to take valuable firefight and/or rescue time to uncover them.




So PLEASE- do yourself and maybe your neighbors a service- and clean an area around any fire hydrants and to the street in front of it.



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