Maintaining clear access to all fire hydrants is of the utmost importance. Increasing snowfalls create a variety of issues regarding our ability to locate and access fire hydrants in a quick and efficient manner.
If you or your neighbor have a fire hydrant nearby, please take the time to clear the hydrant of any snow that accumulates around it.
Please attempt to clear at least three (3) feet in all directions so that emergency personel can quickly gain access to a water supply during a fire emergency. Each hydrant is equipped with two (2) outlets that allow fire hoses to be connected. Please ensure that these outlets are also cleared to the street.
If you are a member of a homeowners association, apartment or condo complex or own or operate a business in the Township, please contact your private contractors or property maintenance companies to make sure to keep all hydrants clear and accessible. A blocked fire hydrant will delay the effectiveness of our fire suppression efforts. Thanks in advance for your assistance in keeping our community safe!