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Hydrant Snow Removal

Post Date:01/18/2012

NEWS RELEASE
A Public Service Announcement
From the City of Bend Fire Department

January 18, 2012

For More Information: Jeff Bond, Deputy Fire Marshal

Phone: 541-322-6309

Snow Removal

Bend Fire and Rescue reminds everyone to please keep fire hydrants visible and accessible during the winter months. With significant snowfall finally here, we need your help. This is particularly true where streets and parking lots are plowed. Snow plows can’t always direct the snow away from hydrants. You can help by keeping snow cleared away for at least three feet around fire hydrants when you notice they are obstructed. Also, keep a path clear from the hydrant to the road. By doing this, firefighters can quickly find and use the fire hydrant to fight a fire. If this is not done, precious time may be lost resulting in increased loss of life and property.

We would also like to remind everyone to keep the path to and from buildings, including homes and businesses, clear of excess snow. By doing so, you improve the fire department’s access to the building in the event of a fire or medical emergency. Also, keep all emergency exit routes clear and keep emergency exit doors from becoming blocked by snow.

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