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'Adopt' a Fire Hydrant, Northville Twp. Fire Dept. Says

Snow-covered fire hydrants pose a risk during an emergency.

The Northville Township Fire Department says to clear at least 3 feet of space around a fire hydrant. Credit: Patch file photo
The Northville Township Fire Department says to clear at least 3 feet of space around a fire hydrant. Credit: Patch file photo
Source: Northville Township Fire Department 

The Northville Township Fire Department is asking all of our citizens and businesses for your help. With the recent heavy snowfalls and below zero temperatures our department is asking every citizen to help us keep our Northville community safe.

Maintaining clear access to all fire hydrants within the community is of the utmost importance. The recent snowfall creates a variety of issues regarding our ability to locate and access fire hydrants in a quick and efficient manner. If you or your neighbor has a fire hydrant in your yard, please take the time to clear the hydrant of any snow that may have been piled around the hydrant. Please attempt to clear at least three feet in all directions so that we can quickly gain access to a water supply during a fire emergency. This includes making sure that each hose connection is accessible and provides unobstructed access to attach a hose-line to the hydrant.

If you are a member of a homeowners association, apartment or condo complex or own or operate a business in the Township, please contact your private contractors or property maintenance companies to make sure to keep all hydrants clear and accessible. A blocked fire hydrant can create a delay in the effectiveness of our fire suppression efforts in an already difficult time due to the below zero temperatures and the high levels of snow already on the ground.

Please do your part in keeping you family and neighbors safe by maintaining clear and visible access to all fire hydrants in your area. We thank you in advance for your assistance in this matter of public safety. If you have any questions or concerns please contact Tom Hughes, Northville Township Fire Inspector at (248) 348-5807 or via email at thughes@twp.northville.mi.us.

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