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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.
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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