Snow and Fire Hydrants

The midwest has been getting hammered with snowfall during the past few days. Yesterday, I was in Cleveland and observed several roadside Fire Hydrants covered with snow, from the city plow trucks and homeowners cleaning their sidewalks.
The Ohio Fire Code requires a 4' clearance around fire hydrants, and this includes snow. As snow piles up and freezes around the hydrant, it makes the hydrant more difficult for fire department crews to recognize.
After the hydrant is located, it takes time for the firemen to axe away the ice and dig the necessary clearance to connect the fire hoses.
Please, check your nearest hydrant and make sure it has a 4' clearance. The property (and possibly life) you save may be your own!

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