Mammoth Lakes Fire Protection District
In the event of a fire during the winter months, could firefighters find the hydrant near your home or business? Delays in locating and/or accessing water from a hydrant can seriously hamper fire suppression, increasing the risk of property damage and injury. As a result, we're asking community members to "Adopt a Hydrant" to shovel out following snow storms. If you would like a photo of you and your shoveling efforts or just a photo of "what right looks like of your fire hydrant" posted on our social media pages, please message us the photo on Facebook or Instagram and we'll share your contribution to making our community safer.
When shoveling out fire hydrants, try to clear approximately three feet away from the hydrant in all directions with a clear path between the hydrant and the street or road. Hydrants need to be both visible and accessible so that firefighters can respond to incidents quickly.