Monday, February 15, 2010

Hidden in Plain Sight

It’s one of things that you don’t think about until it’s usually too late. All across the county, fire hydrants lay buried beneath the snow, hidden from plain view. Though the fire department has a general idea where each hydrant is located, do you really want them spending time digging it out while your house burns?

I dug one out this afternoon. It took less than 15 minutes. You can too.

There are several efforts underway to mobilize the population to help out. In a recent facebook posting Ken Ulman even provided a link to find the individual hydrants in your neighborhood. Just type in your address and voila!

I realize everyone has a little snow shoveling fatigue by now but this simple little task could make a world of difference in a bad situation.


HoCoRising said...

I wanted to, but I can't remember where mine used to be.

Eludius said...

Spent 2 hours digging out fire hydrants and bus stops today in our neighborhood. Oh, what fun!

jessiex said...

Wordbones, the FB link led to a generic FB page. I don't know if you were referencing the note I posted or something else. In any case, here's my bit about clearing out hydrants.

Sarah said...

@HoCoRising-- apparently, you can ask the fire department to come out and tell you where they are. I should say I haven't tried it (some crafty Bobcats came and dug ours out).