With all the snow this week, residents are asked to dig out the fire hydrant nearest to their home in case of an emergency. The Coon Rapids Fire Department provides the following information:
- It is the responsibility of all residents to remove snow from fire hydrants nearest to their home.
- Clear a path three feet around the hydrant.
- This is for the safety of you and your property. Cleared hydrants reduce response time in the event of an emergency, so that first responders do not have to shovel out the hydrant before firefighting operations can begin.
- If you or your neighbors are unable to clear your hydrant, you may request assistance from a group of community volunteers by filling out this form here.
- Volunteers make every attempt to address each request, but can not be guaranteed. City staff also attempts to help clear hydrants when they are able.
- Can you help? The community volunteers are always looking for more helpers! If you are willing to volunteer to help shovel hydrants for those who are unable, please sign up here.