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Winter Snow and Fire Hydrants

Fire Department
January 7, 2017

There are currently more than 400 fire hydrants in the Town of Middletown. After large snow storms Middletown firefighters regularly go out to inspect these hydrants and clear them of snow when necessary. To help make this practice more efficient the Middletown Fire Department is asking residents, in good heath who are physically able, to assist firefighters with clearing the fire hydrant near their home.

The Middletown Fire Department is encouraging residents to “adopt a fire hydrant’ near their home and keep snow shoveled away from it during the winter season. This will ensure fire hydrants are visible and will greatly speed the response time in case of an emergency.

At a minimum, residents who have hydrants nearby are asked to make sure the hydrant is cleared of snow enough to make it visible from the street. Even better is to clear the snow 3 feet all around the hydrant so firefighters can easily connect a hose.

Your help is greatly appreciated this winter!

Best regards,

Chief Ron Doire