- Keep fire hydrants clear of debris. Although they’re usually located curbside, avoid parking trash bags and recycling buckets too close.
- Give hydrants breathing room. Don’t plant flowers or shrubs next them.
- Mow around fire hydrants. If weeds or grass are enveloping them, make sure to trim around them during yard work.
- Shovel the snow and ice around hydrants. A municipal employee might be along to do that at some point, but why wait until it’s too late?
- If a fire hydrant appears damaged, is overflowing or the snow flag is missing, don’t assume the authorities know about it. Report the situation, including the hydrant’s location, to the local fire department immediately.
- For your safety and that of others, never park in front of or within 15 feet of a fire hydrant, even just for a few minutes.
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