Help Upton FD protect your property by shoveling out the hydrant near your home.
The Fire Department will be working on clearing out hydrants throughout the week but if you know where one is it’s important to clear snow away so firefighters don’t lose valuable time trying to locate the hydrant when they first arrive at a fire. A minimum of three feet around the hydrant is necessary to give the Fire Department room to work and to get quick access in case of a fire.
State Fire Marshall Stephen D. Coan reported earlier this week that after storms fire departments often see many fires from wood stoves being overloaded, improper disposal of ashes, candles, and improper re-fueling of generators.
Help keep your neighborhood safe by clearing out the hydrant.