DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY
NHDOS LAUNCHES ADOPT-A-HYDRANT NH AS STATE PREPS FOR STORM
CONCORD – The State Department of Safety launched Adopt-A-Hydrant NH today as part of a state-wide effort to encourage residents to clear 3 feet around hydrants and to keep hydrants clear for the remaining winter season.
“When a fire occurs, seconds count,” State Fire Marshal William Degnan said. “We don’t want to lose precious time looking for and digging out a fire hydrant to help save a life and property. One of the thousands of fire hydrants across the State will be the one needed when the next fire occurs. Thank you to those who have already cleared a hydrant and I encourage residents everywhere to get out and clear a hydrant, it could save your life and property.”
Residents who adopt a hydrant can enter to win an item for their emergency kit. To adopt a hydrant, a resident must clear 3 feet around a hydrant and post a picture of the adopted hydrant with the hydrant’s location information to New Hampshire Homeland Security and Emergency Management’s Facebook or Twitter accounts. Images and locations of hydrants can also be mailed to Adopt-A-Hydrant NH, HSEM, 33 Hazen Dr., Concord, NH 03305.
Residents can follow NH HSEM on Twitter at https://twitter.com/NH_HSEMand Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/NH.HSEM. Also, sign up for NH Alerts to receive emergency information via your mobile and landline phones, including severe weather alerts from the National Weather Service and emergency information from NH HSEM. To learn more about NH Alerts and other preparedness tools, visit: www.readynh.gov.