NEW YORK, NY -- With the potential for significant snow in the forecast, SUEZ is asking residents to help ensure that fire hydrants near their property are kept clear.
When water is needed to battle a fire, it is imperative that firefighters connect to fire hydrants immediately. Residents can assist by clearing snow away from hydrants on or near their property. This will enable the fire department to have quick access to water in the event of an emergency. If firefighters cannot see a hydrant that is blocked by snow or debris, precious minutes are lost when they are trying to save lives and property.
Following a snowfall, residents are asked to clear a three foot space around the hydrant.