Stamford Fire Department Starts Adopt-A-Hydrant Program

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Photo Credit: Courtesy Stamford Fire Department

STAMFORD, Conn. -- The Stamford Fire Department is asking residents to help keep fire hydrants clear this winter with the "Adopt-A-Hydrant" program. 

Residents or businesses can "adopt" a hydrant to help assure that it is accessible by clearing snow on all sides of the hydrant. 

"By adopting a hydrant, participants will be helping to protect themselves, their family, and their neighbors," representatives with the department said. "When there is a fire, the Fire Department must quickly locate and establish a water supply from the closet fire hydrant. If the hydrant is buried, valuable minutes are lost. Most fire engines only carry enough water for the first two minutes of the fire attack, so establishing a water supply quickly is critical." 

Representatives with the department said they would extend thanks by publicly showing the names of those contributing to the program. Residents are asked to visit the department's Adopt-A-Hydrant webpage

Those unable to dig out a hydrant can help by calling in the locations of the hydrants at 203-977-5555.  

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