State launches Adopt-A-Hydrant NH program

CONCORD – The state Department of Safety launched Adopt-A-
Hydrant NH as part of a statewide effort to encourage residents to clear 3 feet around hydrants and to keep them clear for the remainder of winter.

“When a fire occurs, seconds count,” State Fire Marshal William Degnan said. “We don’t want to lose precious time looking for and digging out a fire hydrant to help save a life and property. One of the thousands of fire hydrants across the state will be the one needed when the next fire occurs.”

Residents who adopt a hydrant can enter to win an item for their emergency kit. To adopt a hydrant, a resident must clear three feet around a hydrant and post a picture of the adopted hydrant with the hydrant’s location information to New Hampshire Homeland Security and Emergency Management’s Facebook or Twitter accounts. Images and locations can be mailed to Adopt-A-Hydrant NH, HSEM, 33 Hazen Drive, Concord, NH 03305.

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