Fire Departments Remind Residents to Dig Out Fire Hydrants

Heavy snow has blanketed fire hydrants.

Area Fire Department, including Hampton Bays and East Quogue are urging residents as they dig out to also dig out any fire hydrants in your area.

Bulletins were posted on fire department websites 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.

Fire department members have also been out removing snow from hydrants, including a group of junior firefighters in Hampton Bays.

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Pat Burke Frost February 11, 2013 at 12:34 PM
Last year, I had asked around to see about getting those little attachments with pennants to put on fire hydrants. This helps locate them in large snow piles.. No one could help me and tell me who does them ( some townships have them)


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