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Posted on: February 5, 2014

[ARCHIVED] Howell Township Fire Bureau, Adopt-A-Hydrant Program

The winter months bring a special concern to the Howell Township Fire Service. Winter
storms and plowing operations can often hide the hydrants under a mountain of snow
making them impossible to find quickly. In the event of a fire, firefighters have to locate
and shovel out fire hydrants before hooking up to them. Precious time is lost and when
a fire occurs we need that time to save lives and keep damage to a minimum. Please don’t
let your neighborhood hydrant remain “under cover”.

We are asking that you help us by keeping the fire hydrant closest to your residence or
business clear of snow. We need a three foot path leading from the street to the hydrant
and a three-foot path around the hydrant. When shoveling snow be aware of vehicle
traffic. Do not stand in the street and be careful not to slip and fall out into the roadway.

To adopt-a-hydrant, please fill out the application and return it to us. Then keep
the hydrant clear of snow during the winter months. Also, keep hydrants free of
overgrowth (grass and weeds) the rest of the year.

For doing this, you will receive a hydrant adoption certificate along with our sincere thanks. Citizens and civic groups (Boy Scouts, etc.) can “adopt” a hydrant or hydrants in their neighborhood. If you have any questions, please contact the Howell Fire Bureau at 732-938-4500 ext 2900

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