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Adopt a Hydrant

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Is the a fire hydrant(s) close to your home or your neighbor's home? Firefighters need your help.

Neighborhood Adopt-a-Hydrant

In the event of a fire, finding the fire hydrant closest to your home is critical for firefighters. We are encouraging neighborhoods to adopt a fire hydrant(s) near their homes. This will ensure hydrants are visible and accessible, which will greatly speed the response time getting the water needed for the emergency. Adopting a fire hydrant can be made simple and can can be a part of your summer and winter activities (mowing, gardening, tree trimming, snow removal). Donating a little part of your time will hellp ensure your neighborhood is a little bit safer in the event of a fire.

Adopt-a-Hydrant Activities

summer hydrantSummer

  • Mow and trim grass/weeds around regularly (clear a 3-foot circle).
  • Keep vegetation and trees around cut back regularly (clear a 3-foot circle).
  • Paint safety yellow only (contact us for paint if needed). 

winter hydrantWinter

  • Shovel or snow blow snow around (as needed).

If you believe there is an issue with a fire hydrant call:
Flint Township Fire Department 810-732-4413