Help Dig Out Local Fire Hydrants

by Courtney Wheaton on February 7, 2014 at 6:48 am

The Zanesville Fire Department needs your help digging them out of a dangerous winter situation.

Fire fighters say that the last few winter storms have left area fire hydrants covered with snow. There are around 1,200 hydrants in the city of Zanesville and the fire department is unable to make it to all of them.

"Today we are asking for the public’s help. If you know there is a fire hydrant in your front yard or if you know there is a hydrant close to your residence, if you could dig us a three foot circle around from the hydrant that way when we get there we can hurry up and get hooked up to the hydrant," said Lt.Hobson

Hobson says that making sure that the hydrants are available is an important safety measure and can benefit the public as well as fire fighters at the scene of a fire.

"If they are plowing they may get hit by a plow truck and it’s hard to get hooked up to them if we can’t get a five inch hose looped around the hydrant and hooked into the hydrant. It makes it really difficult to get water to these trucks, " said Lt. Hobson.

Downtown the city maintenance department is helping to dig out fire hydrants.