Help the Fire Department: Clear Your Hydrant

3-feet-hydrantThere are more than 4,000 fire hydrants across the City of Eden Prairie. Each blanket of snow means Eden Prairie residents spend time shoveling driveways and sidewalks, but what about those hydrants?

Fire spreads fast, and seconds matter. The few minutes it takes to shovel out a hydrant could mean the difference between a fire being contained in a room or spreading throughout the house.

The Fire Department is asking for your help — adopt a hydrant. Please take a few minutes to shovel out the hydrants near your home or ask someone to assist you if you aren’t able. Even if the hydrant isn’t in your yard, it’s still protecting your home; make sure it’s clear so firefighters can perform their jobs quickly in the event of a fire emergency.