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[IDHS] State Fire Marshal Requests Hoosiers to Clear Snow from Fire Hydrants
Start Date: 1/5/2014Start Time: 5:00 PM
End Date: 1/5/2014End Time: 5:00 PM
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State Fire Marshal Requests Hoosiers to Clear Snow from Fire Hydrants

With impending snow accumulation, the Indiana State Fire Marshal is requesting citizens to clear snow from fire hydrants as part of the snow removal for their properties.

“As you’re clearing your driveway and sidewalks, it’s always appreciated when fire hydrants are kept clear of snow,” said Jim Greeson, Indiana State Fire Marshal. “It saves a lot of time when it comes to locating and using a fire hydrant in time of a fire.”

Greeson adds that snow accumulation or the results of plowing and snow clearing can completely cover or restrict access to fire hydrants.

“A blocked hydrant can mean slower response to extinguishing fires and only takes a few minutes,” said Greeson. “Help your neighbors and your local firefighters. A fire hydrant blocked or covered by snow can result in time lost fighting fire and dire consequences to a homeowner or business owner.”

Greeson adds that snow accumulation or the results of plowing and snow clearing can completely cover or restrict access to fire hydrants.

Snow removal tips
  • Adopt a fire hydrant to keep an eye on.
  • Make it a regular part of a snow clearing routine.
  • Clear a path to fire hydrants from the road.
  • Remove snow from all sides so it is visible from the road, and easily accessible for a fire hose.

Greeson also reminds those removing snow to take frequent breaks and to avoid snow removal until conditions are safe. For more information, go to GetPrepared.IN.gov.

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317-238-1784 or jic@jic.in.gov.
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