Shovel out your fire hydrant

If a fire hydrant is lost or buried in snow, firefighters lose valuable time trying to locate it and dig it out when they first arrive at a fire.  The City of Richland Center does not shovel out hydrants, so please consider adopting the hydrant near your home or business and keep it clear of snow this winter.  A clearly visible, accessible fire hydrant could save your home – or even your life.  With more snow sure to be on the way, we’d like to offer these suggestions:

– Know the location of all fire hydrants in your neighborhood.

– Make sure they are shoveled clear after each snowfall.

– Clear away any snow and ice in the area surrounding these fire hydrants.

– Clear the snow three feet all around the hydrant so firefighters have enough room to connect a hose.

– Please take some time now to save precious minutes in case of a fire.