LAMBERTVILLE FIRE DEPARTMENT
As we approach the winter months, the Lambertville Fire District #1 is once again asking for your partnership in our Adopt-A-Hydrant program. Soon enough there will be snow falling and while it looks pretty, it can also create problems in the event of a fire emergency. Precious time is lost if responding members have to take extra steps to locate and clear out a hydrant. Maintaining these hydrants is key not only in the winter, but also in the summer when weeds and shrubbery overgrow and make it difficult to locate. We are asking for your help…go the extra mile if there is a fire hydrant outside your home or place of business. Take some ownership as it will help us help you!
For an effective and safe operation we need a 3-foot clearance on all sides. When shoveling snow or clearing weeds and brush, be aware of vehicular traffic. Do not stand in the street and be careful not to slip and fall out into the roadway. Please consider clearing snow, weeds, and brush from a fire hydrant for your neighbors who may have medical conditions, disabilities, or those who are elderly and may be unable to do so themselves. This act of kindness will benefit the entire neighborhood.
Your participation in this program and maintenance of the area around your adopted hydrant saves time in the Fire Departments incident response, and time is very valuable.
For doing this, you will receive a hydrant adoption certificate along with our sincere thanks. Citizens and civic groups (Boy Scouts, etc) can “adopt” a hydrant or hydrants in their neighborhood.
Should being a participant spark your interest, consider taking the steps to become a support member by visiting our members page http://lfddistrict1.com/volunteer/
You can register for the Adopt-A-Hydrant program here:
The program is strictly voluntary and involves no liabilities or actual responsibility beyond the suggestions contained herein.