The Kings Park Fire Department is urging residents as they dig out to also dig out any fire hydrants in your area.
A bulletin on the KPFD reminds residents to avoid piling snow on or around fire hydrants. If possible, take a few extra minute to 'adopt' your nearest fire hydrant by clearing the snow around it. This improves a fire fighter's ability to quickly locate and access the hydrant in an emergency.
An accessible and properly functioning fire hydrant is a vital part of any firefighting operation.
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