We at ivalueSafety.com are sharing this post to raise awareness of the importance to Keep Fire Hydrants Clear per the following:
Fire departments urge residents to clear ice and snow from fire hydrants in front of, or near their homes. Municipalities typically have laws requiring residents to clear hydrants or be fined if they are not. Most of the ordinances require hydrants be clear within 24 hours of a snowstorm.
Residents should clear hydrants and three feet around them of ice and snow so firefighters can easily access them during an emergency. Firefighters do not want to waste valuable time clearing fire hydrants of snow during an emergency. Seconds matter in firefighting since a fire doubles in size every 30 seconds. In addition, a house fire can become fatal within minutes.