From the Indiana State Police:
The below information is being sent as a courtesy on behalf
of the Indiana State Fire Marshal's Office.
With impending snow accumulation, the Indiana State Fire
Marshal is requesting citizens to clear snow from fire hydrants as part of
the snow removal for their properties.
"As you’re clearing your driveway and sidewalks, it’s always
appreciated when fire hydrants are kept clear of snow,” said Jim Greeson,
Indiana State Fire Marshal. “It saves a lot of time when it comes to
locating and using a fire hydrant in time of a fire.” Greeson adds
that snow accumulation or the results of plowing and snow clearing can
completely cover or restrict access to fire hydrants.
“A blocked hydrant can mean slower response to extinguishing
fires and only takes a few minutes,” said Greeson. “Help your neighbors and
your local firefighters. A fire hydrant blocked or covered by snow can
result in time lost fighting fire and dire consequences to a homeowner or
business owner.” Greeson adds that snow accumulation or the results of
plowing and snow clearing can completely cover or restrict access to fire
Snow removal tips
• Adopt a fire hyrdrant 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.
Greeson also reminds those removing snow to take frequent
breaks and to avoid snow removal until conditions are safe. For more
information, go to GetPrepared.IN.gov
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