Clear snow from fire hydrants

News Mar 13, 2008 Flamborough Review

With the recent heavy accumulations of snow in the Hamilton area, many fire hydrants have been buried in snow banks and snowdrifts. This past weekend, firefighters responding to a house fire on the central mountain encountered difficulties in locating and accessing a fire hydrant.

Hamilton Emergency Services requests that all citizens assist them in this regard by checking hydrants located in front of their homes or businesses and, if necessary, removing all snow from around the hydrants to ensure they are unobstructed for use and are clearly visible from the street.

Ensuring that hydrants are visible and have a clear space of approximately one metre (three feet) around them allows firefighters to perform their duties in a timely manner without unnecessary delays.

In an emergency, every second counts.

Clear snow from fire hydrants

News Mar 13, 2008 Flamborough Review

With the recent heavy accumulations of snow in the Hamilton area, many fire hydrants have been buried in snow banks and snowdrifts. This past weekend, firefighters responding to a house fire on the central mountain encountered difficulties in locating and accessing a fire hydrant.

Hamilton Emergency Services requests that all citizens assist them in this regard by checking hydrants located in front of their homes or businesses and, if necessary, removing all snow from around the hydrants to ensure they are unobstructed for use and are clearly visible from the street.

Ensuring that hydrants are visible and have a clear space of approximately one metre (three feet) around them allows firefighters to perform their duties in a timely manner without unnecessary delays.

In an emergency, every second counts.

Clear snow from fire hydrants

News Mar 13, 2008 Flamborough Review

With the recent heavy accumulations of snow in the Hamilton area, many fire hydrants have been buried in snow banks and snowdrifts. This past weekend, firefighters responding to a house fire on the central mountain encountered difficulties in locating and accessing a fire hydrant.

Hamilton Emergency Services requests that all citizens assist them in this regard by checking hydrants located in front of their homes or businesses and, if necessary, removing all snow from around the hydrants to ensure they are unobstructed for use and are clearly visible from the street.

Ensuring that hydrants are visible and have a clear space of approximately one metre (three feet) around them allows firefighters to perform their duties in a timely manner without unnecessary delays.

In an emergency, every second counts.