BISMARCK, N.D. – The Bismarck Fire Department is asking for help from the citizens of Bismarck. There are over four thousand hydrants in the city of Bismarck and many of them can become inaccessible due to snow. We are asking for everyone’s help to clear snow from and around the hydrants by “adopting” a hydrant this winter. This helps to reduce the time it takes for the fire department to get water on a fire by ensuring that that we can find and access the fire hydrant when we need it most. By helping us you could save your neighbor’s house or your own in an emergency.
When “Adopting-a-Hydrant”, you are committing to taking a little extra time to clear some space around the hydrant after it snows and the streets have been cleared. The snow should be cleared 6 inches below all the caps and 3 to 4 feet around the hydrant. This gives firefighters the space they need to attach hoses and turn on water in case of a fire in your neighborhood. If you are a business owner, please take to time to ensure the hydrants in your area are kept clear also. The Bismarck Fire Department wishes to thank everyone who helps to keep our community safe.