District Offices - 1621 Riverton Road Cinnaminson, NJ 08077

Keep Fire Hydrants Clear of Snow

With snow imminent this weekend along the East Coast, we would like to take this time to remind you to keep fire hydrants clear of snow and ice. It takes five minutes to shovel out a fire hydrant and those five minutes could turn out to be livesaving if a fire breaks out in your home or a neighbor's home. Critical time is wasted when firefighters arrive on the scene of a fire and have to dig out a fire hydrant that has not been cleared of snow or ice. Here are some notes about keeping fire hydrants clear during the winter months:

  • Remove snow and ice within a 3-foot perimeter of the hydrant

  • Shovel a pathway from the hydrant to the street so firefighters can access it

  • Try to remove any ice that might have formed on the hydrant itself