Fire Prevention and Safety Tips
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Headquarters Station - 816 E. Haley St. Midland, MI 48640 Phone:989-837-3410 Email:
Fire Hydrant Clearance
Can you find the fire hydrant near your home or
business? If not, it could be obscured by bushes, trees,
landscaping, or snow and ice. If a fire were to occur, firefighters
would have to waste time probing bushes, foliage, or snow and ice for a
hydrant, then hack their way to it. By the time water supply was
established, the effective period for an initial attack on the fire
would be long past.
The fire code places the responsibility for fire hydrant clearance on the property owner. Vegetation, landscaping,
and snow and ice are to be maintained at all times so as not to impede the clear visibility of the hydrant from all directions. Furthermore, a minimum clearance of three (3) feet
must be maintained around the hydrant to allow safe operation by fire personnel.
Your safety and the safety of your neighbors is important to the Midland Fire Department. For more information, contact Midland Fire at 989-837-3410,
or view the YouTube video (above left).