In the event of a fire emergency during the winter months, could Middletown firefighters find the hydrant near your home? Or does it get buried under a snow pile?
There are currently more than 400 fire hydrants in 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 Middletown residents to assist firefighters with clearing the fire hydrant near their home.
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.