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A request from your Fire Department

Post Date:01/10/2018 1:00 PM

Immediate access to a fire hydrant during a fire is critical in order to establish a water supply to extinguish a fire. The Town of Farmington Fire Department recommends that all property owners and occupants assure that fire hydrants on or near their property are readily accessible to fire fighters.  The Fire Department offers the following recommendations to property owners and occupants for clearing their own hydrants:

  1. Snow, ice, brush or other impediments should be regularly removed from the fire hydrant in a 4’ radius in all directions around the hydrant.
  2. A 3’ wide path from the hydrant to the street should remain clear to allow fire fighters to access the fire hydrant.
  3. Fire hydrants should be cleared of snow and ice within 24 hours after each storm.

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