In the event of a fire during the winter, could firefighters easily find the fire hydrant near your home? Does it get buried under a pile of snow? As you know, the snow will be mounting soon. Our DPW crews work very hard to keep the roads cleared of snow and ice and do not have the time to clear fire hydrants of snow after a heavy snowfall. For many years, the Fire Department has encouraged residents to “adopt-a-fire hydrant” near their home and keep it clear from snow during the winter season. This will ensure hydrants are visible and speed the response time in case of a fire. Please don’t let your neighborhood hydrant remain “under snow cover”. There is no need to notify the Fire Department about a fire hydrant you have adopted, as this is an informal volunteer program.