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Fire Department Asks Norwalk Residents To Adopt A Hydrant

Help out the Fire Department by clearing about three feet of snow away from fire hydrants
Help out the Fire Department by clearing about three feet of snow away from fire hydrants Photo Credit: File

NORWALK, Conn. -- With the first major snowstorm of 2018 dropping several inches of snow on Norwalk, the Norwalk Fire Department is asking residents, businesses and local community organizations to assist in clearing snow from the more than 1,600 fire hydrants in the city.

It is vital that fire and emergency crews be able to quickly gain access to hydrants in the event of a fire in order to prevent the loss of life or property. The "Adopt-a-hydrant" program is a simple way of making that happen.

You can help out by picking a hydrant on your property or in your neighborhood and shoveling the area after each snowfall. Clear a three-foot path around the hydrant, and a path from the street or roadway up to the hydrant. This will ensure that the hydrant is visible and accessible to fire and rescue crews in the even of an emergency.

"This is an easy way to make Norwalk a safer community for everyone and all help is appreciated," the Fire Department said. "We’d love to see your pictures. Share pics or selfies with your cleared fire hydrants on the Norwalk OEM Facebook page ."

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