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Clearing Snow from Fire Hydrants

Example of a properly cleared fire hydrant

Example of a properly cleared fire hydrant

When shoveling your driveway and sidewalk please remove the snow from around the fire hydrant common to your home or property. Clearing the snow around the hydrant and shoveling a path to it from the street will give the Fire Department the access they need.

At a fire, the fire department must quickly locate and gain a water supply source from the closest fire hydrant. A fire engine carries enough water in its tank for approximately 5 1⁄2 minutes of firefighting. If a fire hydrant is buried by snow, it is difficult to find and valuable time must be spent digging it out. Remember, water is the main tool firefighters use to extinguish fires. Delays in locating and connecting to the fire hydrant could hamper fire suppression, thereby increasing the risk of injury and additional property damage.


IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Under the Codes of the City of Poughkeepsie there is a responsibility of the owner/lessee of property fronting a hydrant to maintain the area clear around the hydrant. Failure to clear and keep clear a hydrant may result in a $100 fine or more.


Consider helping a friend, a neighbor with a medical condition, or a neighbor who is elderly by shoveling out the hydrant in front of their home. This act of kindness will benefit the entire neighborhood.

The City of Poughkeepsie Fire Department and Public Works Department would like to thank you in advance for helping to keep hydrants clear of snow, which helps make our communities safer!

If you have any questions or concerns please contact the Public Works Department at (845) 451-4111

Snow Information, Policies & Procedures

Snowfall and Snow Emergency information is available for download below. The downloads include Public Works snow removal policies & procedures, Snow Emergency guidelines, Snow Emergency routes and maps, and Fire Hydrant clearing instructions.

When shoveling snow from sidewalks and driveways, please refrain from dumping snow into any roadway. Consider helping your elderly neighbors, or those with medical conditions, by shoveling out the hydrant or sidewalk in front of their home. This act of kindness will benefit the entire neighborhood.

Residents and business owners are reminded to clear snow from fire hydrants and sidewalks on or near their property. Cleared fire hydrants allow the Fire Department quick access to the hydrant during emergency situations. Under the Codes of the City of Poughkeepsie there is a responsibility of the owner/lessee of property fronting a hydrant to maintain the area clear around the hydrant. Failure to clear and keep clear a hydrant may result in a $100 fine or more.

Downloads

Snow Information, Policies & Procedures

Snowfall and Snow Emergency information is available for download below. The downloads include Public Works snow removal policies & procedures, Snow Emergency guidelines, Snow Emergency routes and maps, and Fire Hydrant clearing instructions.

When shoveling snow from sidewalks and driveways, please refrain from dumping snow into any roadway. Consider helping your elderly neighbors, or those with medical conditions, by shoveling out the hydrant or sidewalk in front of their home. This act of kindness will benefit the entire neighborhood.

Residents and business owners are reminded to clear snow from fire hydrants and sidewalks on or near their property. Cleared fire hydrants allow the Fire Department quick access to the hydrant during emergency situations. Under the Codes of the City of Poughkeepsie there is a responsibility of the owner/lessee of property fronting a hydrant to maintain the area clear around the hydrant. Failure to clear and keep clear a hydrant may result in a $100 fine or more.

Downloads

City to Post “No Parking” Signs in Effort to Remove Snow

In an effort to remove as much snow as possible from City streets, the City Police Department will be posting “No Parking” signs on certain City streets for Friday, January 28, 2011.  This regulation will be in effect from 6:00am until 4:30pm.

The following streets will be posted:

Lower Northside:

  • Albany St.
  • Talmadge St.
  • Bain Ave.
  • N. Clover St.
  • High St.
  • Lower Mill St.
Lower Southside:

  • Union St.
  • Delano St.
  • South Bridge St.
  • Grand St. off Union St.
  • South Perry St.
  • Little Montgomery St.
Upper Northside:

  • Bement Ave.
  • Lent St.
  • Harrison & Grant Streets
  • Thompson St.
Middle South Section:

  • Edgar St.
  • May St.
  • Gray St.
  • Fox Terrace