With the amount snowfall we are currently experiencing the Bismarck Fire Department is asking for help from the citizens of Bismarck. There are over 4500 fire hydrants in the city of Bismarck and many of them can become inaccessible due to snow accumulation.
We are asking for everyone’s help in clearing snow from around the hydrants by “adopting” a hydrant. This helps to significantly reduce the time it takes for the fire department to get water on a fire by ensuring that fire crews can find and access the 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 and effort to clear a space around the hydrant after it snows and the streets have been cleared. The snow should be cleared to the ground level for 3 to 4 feet around the hydrant, and a clear path to the street. 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 for helping keep the community safe.
For more information contact the Bismarck Fire Department at (701) 355-1400 or https://www.bismarcknd.gov/19/Fire.