Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Adopt a Hydrant

In the event of a fire emergency during the winter, firefighters need quick access to fire hydrants, and buried hydrants can cause dangerous delays.

The Minnesota State Fire Code requires a clear three-foot radius around a fire hydrant. 

The Eagan Fire Department is encouraging you to “adopt a fire hydrant” closest to your residence to ensure hydrants are accessible at all times. Please don’t let your neighborhood hydrant remain “under cover”. This will provide quick access to firefighters and make it easier for them to respond efficiently. When shoveling snow, be aware of vehicle traffic. 

Do not stand in the street, and be careful not to slip and fall out into the roadway.

Also keep hydrants free of overgrowth (grass and weeds) during the rest of the year.

For more information please contact the Eagan Fire Department at 651-675-5900 or by email at eaganfd@cityofeagan.com

 

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