Fire departments ask people to clear hydrants

During heavy snowfalls, fire hydrants can become snow covered, and to ensure safety of Centre Wellington residents, fire hydrants must be kept clear both during and after heavy snowfalls.

Local Fire Department offi­cials have stated that people’s assistance is much appreciated in keeping fire hydrants open and visible.

Time is essential when fighting a fire; every minute counts. Time wasted locating a fire hydrant could be used to safeguard lives and property.

If anyone has a hydrant in their front lot, residential, or commercial property, officials ask people to keep that hydrant clear of snow and other ob­structions.