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Added Feb 09 2018

Wintry weather can create fire safety hazards, such as ice or heavy snowfall that can obstruct fire hydrants. You can help reduce the risk by keeping nearby fire hydrants accessible and clear of ice and snow, says the U.S. Fire Administration. repost every where

  • IMHO Been here long enough to know

    CFD has each firehouse crew out right now clearing out hydrants in their response districts. But I'm sure they will appreciate any extra help from the citizenry!

  • Tom

    That is not a picture of a Chicago fire hydrant.

  • paul in jefferson jefferson park resident

    That how the city workers get overtime .

  • PLO

    Chicago Firefighters DO NOT get paid OT to dig out hydrants. They do it while on shift. If you have a hydrant in front of your house & you are capable of shoveling, you should shovel it out. Should there be a fire in your house, you’d want the firemen to have the quickest access as possible to that hydrant.

  • The seconds saved if a fire breaks out can be the difference between life and death. Don't be a knucklehead. Shovel out your nearest hydrant. You'll be glad you did when the fire department is able to make it into your house and save your wife children or pets because they had the time.

  • paul in jefferson jefferson park resident

    How come Harwood Heights and Norridge don't have these problems

  • Another benefit: The crooks in this town won't slap you with a $150 ticket for parking too close to a hydrant that you had no idea was there because it was covered in snow.

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