Snow accumulation, or the results of plowing and snow clearing can completely cover or restrict firefighter access to hydrants. This makes it difficult to extinguish fires quickly and efficiently. If a hydrant is buried firefighters have to spend time locating and clearing the hard compacted snow and depending on the incident could mean life or death.
What can you do?
Keep an eye on fire hydrants on or adjacent to your home or business and remove the snow during and after weather events. Clear a path to fire hydrants from the road and remove snow from all sides, so it is visible from the road, and easily accessible for large diameter hose. Adopt a hydrant and make it part of your snow clearing routine. It will only take a few extra minutes and is a quick and easy way to help us, help you and your neighbors.
How can I win?
Send us a photo of "you" and the fire hydrant you cleared, between now and noon Thanksgiving Day and you will be entered to win a FIREGROUND360° prize pack!
- Send us a photo of "you" and the hydrant you cleared to firstname.lastname@example.org
- We will be accepting photos until noon Thanksgiving Day
- Winner will be chosen and posted to FIREGROUND360°, Facebook, Twitter and FIREGROUND360.com at 6PM Thanksgiving Day
- The winner will receive a FIREGROUND360° prize pack and be labeled the "First Winter Hero"
- (1) FG360° T-Shirt
- (1) FG360° 2015 Wall Calendar
- (3) Gerber emergency kit tools
- (1) Cree Mini Flashlight
- (2) Starbucks Hot Cocoa Mixes
Be a Winter Hero and clear a hydrant, it could save your life.