Sycamore firefighters urge extra care for hydrants

Published: Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013 5:30 a.m.CDT

SYCAMORE – Sycamore firefighters are reminding residents to pay special attention to fire hydrants when shoveling snow and ice.

They encourage residents to adopt a hydrant near their home and be sure to clear two or three feet around it, as well as a small path from the hydrant to the street, according to a news release.

This could save firefighters valuable time locating and using a hydrant if a nearby structure is on fire.

The Sycamore Fire Department invites volunteer organizations to participate in the “Adopt a Hydrant Program” as well.

This is a great way for organizations to volunteer for community service.

For information, contact Assistant Chief Art Zern at 815-895-4514.

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