With snow totals from Snow Storm 'Hercules' totaling 11 inches in some East End areas, at least one area fire department, East Quogue is urging residents as they dig out to also dig out any fire hydrants in your area.
Bulletins were posted on fire department's Facebook page reminding residents to avoid piling snow on or around fire hydrants. If possible, take a few extra minute to 'adopt' your nearest fire hydrant by clearing the snow around it. This improves a fire fighter's ability to quickly locate and access the hydrant in an emergency.
An accessible and properly functioning fire hydrant is a vital part of any firefighting operation.
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