The Village of Deerfield is launching a new program to ensure that firefighters can access fire hydrants during an emergency. In the winter months, heavy snowfall makes finding and accessing fire hydrants difficult for firefighters, and during an emergency every second counts. The Village and is asking residents, business owners, and community groups to consider participating in the new Adopt-A-Hydrant Program. Participants get to name their hydrant to show their commitment to public safety.
Participation in the Adopt-A-Hydrant Program involves the following:
Making sure the adopted fire hydrant is clearly visible from the street.
Keeping the fire hydrant free of snow and ice. Snowfall and associated plowing activities can often hide hydrants under large amounts of snow, making them difficult to locate quickly in the event of an emergency.
Keeping clearances of at least 3 feet all around the hydrant. Please use caution when shoveling.
Keeping the hydrant free of grass, weeds, and debris.