With winter showing no signs of slowing down in Northeast Ohio, we got some unexpected and much appreciated help from a group of Kent State University students that volunteered their time (and muscles) to assist our Fire Department clear snow from around fire hydrants.
Buried hydrants is actually a serious problem. When that fire alarm goes off every second counts and having quick access to a hydrant can be the difference between saving and losing a house or even a life. Please help us help you by keeping your hydrant easy to spot and easy to access.
It turns out that Channel 3, WKYC, shot some coverage of the Kent Fire employees and student volunteers shoveling out the hydrants. If you missed the broadcast here’s some still photos of town-gown collaboration in action from the WKYC website: