“As you’re clearing your driveway and sidewalks, it’s always appreciated when fire hydrants are kept clear of snow,” said Miller. “It saves a lot of time when it comes to locating and using a fire hydrant in time of a fire.”
“A blocked hydrant can mean slower response to extinguishing fires and only takes a few minutes,” said Miller. “Help your neighbors and the Plymouth Fire Department and area fire departments. A fire hydrant blocked or covered by snow can result in time lost fighting a fire and dire consequences to a homeowner or business owner.”
Snow removal tips
• Adopt a fire hydrant to keep an eye on.
• Make it a regular part of a snow clearing routing.
• Clear a path to fire hydrants from the road.
• Remove snow from all sides so it is visible from the road, and easily accessible for a fire hose.
Chief Miller also reminds those removing snow to take frequent breaks and to avoid snow removal until conditions are safe.