Winter storms bring heavy snow making it hard to almost impossible to quickly identify and use fire hydrants in an emergency.
National Studies show that important minutes are lost when firefighters need to shovel out a hydrant for water supply to fight fires. Firefighters can waste up to 10 minutes finding and accessing an obstructed hydrant, once they arrive on scene.
The Volunteer men and women of the Mountain Lakes Fire Department, your neighbors, do their best to clear hydrants in town. However, with over 230 hydrants it takes days to finish the task.
We are calling on our residents and businesses to help us keep hydrants clear in order to provide you with the emergency services everyone wants.
Responsibilities of adopting a hydrant
- Keep 3-foot clearance on all sides of the hydrant
- Report damaged hydrants
- Keep free of brush and leaf piles
You Can Adopt a Hydrant at
The map showing all the hydrants in Town is available at
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