City asks residents to 'adopt a fire hydrant' - WNEM TV 5

City asks residents to 'adopt a fire hydrant'

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MIDLAND, MI (WNEM) -

As winter's snow continues to accumulate, the city of Midland Fire & Water Departments is asking residents to adopt the fire hydrant closest to their home or business and keeping it free of snow during the winter season.

Please make it a point to uncover your fire hydrant after each and every snowfall. Clear a path approximately three feet around the hydrant and shovel a path from the street or roadway up to the fire hydrant. These actions will allow the Fire & Water Departments to quickly locate the fire hydrant, obtain a water supply for firefighting activities, and give the Water  Department  room to work on the hydrant should the need arise. 

Please consider helping a neighbor with a medical condition or who is elderly, by shoveling out a hydrant in front of their home. This act of kindness will benefit the entire neighborhood.

At a fire, the Fire Department must quickly locate and gain a water supply source from the closest fire hydrant. Call the City of Midland Water Distribution Department at 989-837-6950 with any questions.

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