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GFD asking residents to adopt a hydrant

Saturday, January 5, 2013

The Greencastle Fire Department is requesting that community members adopt a hydrant in their neighborhood during the winter months.

The premise is simple -- when it snows, members of the community adopt a hydrant by making sure a snow-free, three-foot parameter exists around the hydrant to allow easier access to the hydrant and start water flow.

If residents have a hydrant in their lawn or neighborhood and cannot see it, the chances are firefighters can't see it either.

The department is asking residents to take a few minutes to shovel around hydrants and make them visible.

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