Please assist the local Fire Departments by adopting the fire hydrant closest to your home or business and keep it free of snow during the winter months.
Please keep it clear after each snowfall, and clear a path approximately 3 feet around the hydrant and shovel a path from the street to the hydrant. This will allow the Fire Department personnel to quickly locate the hydrants and obtain water for firefighting activities.
Please consider helping a neighbor with medical conditions or who are elderly, by adopting their hydrant as well. This simple act of kindness will benefit the entire neighborhood.
During a fire, the Fire Department must quickly locate and gain a water supply from the closest hydrant. If a hydrant is buried by snow, it is difficult to find and valuable time is spent locating and digging the hydrant out. This delay in gaining water from a hydrant may disrupt the timely manner in which firefighters are able to fight the fire, allowing it to grow. A fire doubles in size every 20 seconds.
This "Adopt a Hydrant" program is an information program, used around the country to assist in the efforts of the local Fire Departments. It is not necessary to inform anyone of which hydrants are cleared.
On behalf of the Freehold Township Fire Bureau and Fire Departments, thank you for keeping the fire hydrants clear of snow.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Freehold Township Fire Bureau at 732-294-2083.