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Oswego Officials: Help Keep Hydrants Clear

Keep your neighborhood safe by clearing snow from your hydrants.

Credit: File photo
Credit: File photo
Submitted by the Village of Oswego:

In conjunction with the Officials from the Village of Oswego, the Fire Department is requesting the public’s assistance in clearing snow from around fire hydrants located at either their residence or business. Personnel have been out in the community attempting to clear the snow from around fire hydrants, however the number of hydrants in the Fire District makes this a tremendous task. 

You may also consider assisting an elderly or disabled neighbor who has a hydrant in front of their home. This act of kindness could benefit your entire neighborhood.

Thank you for helping to keep your neighborhood safe by clearing the snow from your hydrants.
Jon Metcalf February 08, 2014 at 12:32 PM
Great job. Wish you luck!
Magilla Gorilla February 09, 2014 at 03:33 PM
Here's an idea. Purchase some shovels, and send the Firemen out to clear the hydrants. This way they will become more familiar with their districts and get some exercise at the same time, and if they get any calls while out, they will already be on the road ready to respond. A good way of helping them get in shape and trim off that Winter Fat.
Laure VanAsselt February 10, 2014 at 10:05 AM
My taxes are WAY TOO HIGH for me to have to clear the hydrant. Hire someone with the large sum of money I give you.
Magilla Gorilla February 10, 2014 at 07:48 PM
It is my opinion, and the General Consensus of Everyone I have spoken with, that the FIREMEN should get out there and get the areas around them cleared. They know how much clearance they need around them in order for them to work efficiently. The residents should NOT have to guess. They are there for their use, why chance it. We should not pay for private contractors to clear them. It is perfectly fine for the Firemen to get up, get out and get shoveling. If they want to sit around doing nothing waiting for WORK to Break-out, then they are nothing more than GLORIFIED WELFARE RECIPIENTS. Besides, most appear to be out of shape, morbidly obese slobs. Don't be lazy, take PRIDE in what you have been PRIVILEGED to do. If they can go GROCERY SHOPPING while on the CLOCK, then they can get their Behinds out there and maintain the Hydrants.
Oswego Mom February 11, 2014 at 09:42 AM
wow, Magilla Gorilla, nice name there fella, i sure hope your home or the home of someone you love isn't swallowed up in flame.
common sense rules February 11, 2014 at 06:43 PM
I believe the city workers, who maintain the hydrants, and employed full time firemen, when not overrun by emergency calls, should have clear the hydrants. In the name of public safety, which is always the cause for spending more tax dollars. I would be happy to see firemen out familiarizing themselves with the hydrant locations, maybe that can improve their response time for all of the public. Of course there is nothing wrong with private citizens helping out if they chose to do so. But placing a guilt trip on them is not acceptable. Also in this economy with so many people out of work, I also feel any employee saying they don't want to do the work themselves, should their employment reviewed.
Magilla Gorilla February 11, 2014 at 10:51 PM
Thank you for having common sense, Common Sense Rules. As far as Oswego Mom is concerned... Unless you are, have been or are close to people in the fire protection industry, you have absolutely NO CLUE what actually occurs. I know way to much to have any respect for what is, for the most part, an incompetent industry. The shameful mistakes, delayed response times, going to the wrong addresses, etc., etc. It happens everywhere and with far too much frequency. You should get to know a few firemen, get 'em a little liquored, and let 'em open up to you. It will BLOW YOUR MIND!!!
Magilla Gorilla February 12, 2014 at 09:25 PM
Another option, if shoveling is just too strenuous for our public servants, would be for the Firemen to take their weed-burners out and melt the snow surrounding their hydrants. Yes, controlled burns are performed by the fire department, so they should be able to handle this task... If they can survive being outside in the winter.
Magilla Gorilla February 22, 2014 at 07:24 PM
@ Oswego "Fire?" Mommy?. Only YOU can Prevent FORREST FIRES!!!
Magilla Gorilla March 09, 2014 at 10:29 AM
Get the "DRIFT", Ms. GUMP?

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