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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