National Weather Service calling for snow showers tonight producing white-out conditions at times with heavy snow and high winds and flash freeze conditions and even more snow coming Wednesday night, it is timely that the Stamford Fire Department announced Tuesday it's brand new initiative "Adopt-a-Hydrant."With the
department is asking Stamford residents and businesses to "adopt" their
closest neighborhood fire hydrant and ensure it is accessible in
emergency situations by clearing out accumulating snow and other debris
in a 6-foot-by-6-foot range with the hydrant in the center.
adopting a hydrant, participants will be helping to protect themselves,
their family, and their neighbors," the Stamford Fire Department announced Tuesday. "When there is a fire, the fire
department must quickly locate and establish a water supply from the
closet fire hydrant. If the hydrant is buried, valuable minutes are
lost. Most fire engines only carry enough water for the first two
minutes of the fire attack, so establishing a water supply quickly is
The department is asking residents willing to adopt hydrants to let them know the locations of said hydrants via an online form located here
so they can track those being protected and thank Stamford residents
publicly for contributing to the safety of their community.
residents know of an inaccessible hydrant but are unable to do the
digging themselves, the Stamford Fire Department can assist. Residents
can request assistance by calling 203.977.5555 or by visiting the contact page on the department website.
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