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Lakewood Fire Department: Don’t shovel or plow snow on top of fire hydrant

Due to the impending snow storm, the Lakewood Board of Fire Commissioners in conjunction with Fire Chief Mike D’Elia Jr. and the members of the Lakewood Fire Department remind residents to refrain from shoveling or plowing snow on top of or in close proximity to fire hydrants.

Residents are urged to keep the fire hydrants in their neighborhood clear of snow and debris. Winter storms can often hide fire hydrants under a mountain of snow making them impossible to find quickly. Even a moderate snow can completely cover them, as they are located on the curb line where snow plows pile up the snow. Therefore, by keeping fire hydrants accessible and clear of snow, firefighters can establish a water supply expeditiously and without unnecessary delay.

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There are 3 Comments to "Lakewood Fire Department: Don’t shovel or plow snow on top of fire hydrant"

  • Hopefull says:

    Lets try and have our kids clear the snow around the fire hydrants to help out the fire department

  • shonny says:

    Please speak to the township. They plow all the snow into the corners making it impossible to dig out the hydrants there!
    Thank you

  • toni says:

    maybe they should check the hydrant in the parking lot corner of new hampshire avenue fire house….the fire house hydrant hasnt been shoveled

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