Residents asked to remove snow from around fire hydrants
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
The Jefferson City Fire Department is asking area residents to keep fire hydrants free of obstructions during the snowy weather.
As residents blade, shovel, or push snow off driveways and sidewalks, they're asked to take time to clear away the snow from around the hydrants.
During a fire, seconds count, explained a news release from Jason Turner, spokesman for the fire department. "The extra minute removing snow from around fire hydrants may save your neighbor's home, or yours."
Also, the department urges residents to keep their house numbers readily visible so emergency services can locate homes and business quickly in emergency situations.