Clearing Around Fire Hydrants

(February 18, 2014) The recent snowfalls have created a hazardous situation for Fire Departments and property owners, Fire hydrants both private(YELLOW WITH SILVER TOP) and public as well as Fire department sprinkler connections have been covered up. Please take the time to clear the areas around these(3FT DIAMETER).  Exteriors of doorways should also be checked and made clear so that doors can open fully and that there is enough room for persons to exit in an emergency.  Flat and even pitched roofs can be susceptible to collapse from the heavy snow loads, make sure roof drains are clear and pay attention to any unusual conditions inside your buildings.(roof leaking, warped or out of shape roof members etc..)