Urgent and Easy Request From Olmsted County Sheriff in Minnesota
Grab a Shovel And Help Save Lives in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Illinois
Seconds count when it comes to putting out fires and saving lives! In the state of Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois, and Wisconsin, Mother Nature has given us a new blanket of snow which is making it harder to fight fires and save lives fast enough due to fire hydrants that are hiding under the white stuff.
Last week we received plenty of snow. Do you have a fire hydrant near your home?
If so, be sure the fire hydrant in or near your property is always cleared of snow, so it's accessible to your local fire department. - Olmsted County Sheriff's Office
In true Minnesota style, we have a nice, thick layer of snow on the ground right now and more interesting weather is on the way. The drivers in the plows are doing an amazing job cleaning our roads. We are throwing snow with those snowblowers too. Unfortunately, all of that snow starts to pile up and some of our fire hydrants in town are completely covered.
Today, take a moment to grab a shovel and dig out the fire hydrant that is on your property. If your neighbor is the one with the fire hydrant on your block, maybe check in with them and see if you can help dig that out. Their family may not be able to take care of this important task so working as a community to ensure the safety of all is a great step.
Once you are done digging that snow out, go enjoy the snow at the most popular sledding and tubing hills in the area.