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.