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Shaker Heights, Ohio- Fire Hydrants vs. Snow

11/13/2016 (Permalink)

The following was found online located at http://shakeronline.com/city-services/collection-and-removal/snow-collection 

"During winter months when the snow and ice piles high, Shaker’s 1,500 fire hydrants often are buried.

If you are able, please clear snow from around hydrants and avoid shoveling snow on top of them so that fire crews can quickly gain access during an emergency.

However, if fire hydrants are buried in snow and you are unable to dig them out, don’t worry! The Shaker Heights Fire Department has detailed maps indicating the specific locations of all hydrants. In the event of a fire where a hydrant is not immediately accessible, each truck is equipped with 700 gallons of water – enough to fight a fire for approximately 10 minutes – while crews simultaneously dig out the closest hydrant."

The link above provides other information about Shaker Heights, Ohio snow removal reminders and policies.

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