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Posted on: January 6, 2020

Adopt a Hydrant program

Fire hydrant cleared of snowf

It is easy to register for and maintain. Fire hydrants must be:

  • Cleared of snow 3 feet to the left and right of the hydrant
  •  Cleared of snow to the street

This allows firefighters to quickly reach the water source and fight the fire. If a hydrant is not cleared, firefighters spend valuable time shoveling snow to be able to hook up their hose. 

If you want to make a big difference with minimal effort, here’s two easy steps: 

1. Register to adopt a hydrant in your area. Fill out a registration form online at FridleyMN.gov/hydrant or during business hours, call 763-572-3613. 

2. Keep your hydrant clear each time it snows. If you are already clearing your sidewalk or driveway, make a quick trip over to your hydrant and clear that, too

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