Firefighters ask residents to shovel out snow-covered hydrants

02/18/2014 2:02 PM |
PAUL SQUIRE PHOTO | A fire hydrant in Calverton half-buried in the snow Tuesday morning.

A fire hydrant in Calverton half-buried in the snow Tuesday morning. (Paul Squire Photo)

North Fork residents may be sick of shoveling out their driveways and sidewalks, but local firefighters are asking them to break out the shovels again. This time, they say, clearing away the snow could help save a life. 

Fire departments have asked those who have fire hydrants on their property to shovel the area around the hydrants to save volunteers valuable time in case of emergency.

“With all of the snow we are having this winter, if there is a fire hydrant on or near your property, help us by clearing the snow away from the hydrant,” Greenport Fire Department officials said. “This could save us valuable time in case there is an emergency in your area.”

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