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Posted on: January 31, 2019

Residents urged to help Elmhurst Fire Department by digging out hydrants

snow hydrants

The Elmhurst Fire Department is urging residents to help ensure quick access to hydrants in the event on an emergency.

In situations where minutes are crucial, digging out a fire hydrant can be life saving by allowing quick access to first responders. A snow pact hydrant is also more likely to freeze.

Taking a few minutes to clear the snow around a fire hydrant will enhance the ability to quickly locate and access the hydrant. Accessibility and functionality of hydrants are vital to firefighter operations.

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