People don’t often think of fire hydrants until they have a structure fire and the fire department needs one. Fire hydrants provide the water which is essential to extinguish a fire. There are hundreds of fire hydrants throughout the town-wide water district. As one might gather, removing the snow from around all of these hydrants is a time-consuming, laborious task. The Highway Department is responsible for performing this function. All residents who have a fire hydrant on their property, or near their residence, are strongly encouraged to keep the area clear of snow around their local fire hydrant. A circular radius of approximately 3 feet around the hydrant in all directions allows the Minetto Volunteer Fire Department sufficient area to connect their hoses and to turn the valve on top of the hydrant.
Thank you for your anticipated cooperation making your neighborhood a safer one!