Responsibilities and Care of Adopting a Fire Hydrant...
…from a Hydrant's Perspective
Fire hydrants do not have to be fed. I am very self sufficient in this regard.
Fire hydrants have a tendency to suffer from claustrophobia. I need a 3 foot radius space around me free and clear of snow and shrubbery. Being a fire hydrant is boring, but I have a very important job. I need your help! During the summer, please keep an eye on me so nobody vandalizes me or opens my caps. By doing so, you can ensure I will be able to assist the firefighters when they need me the most!
During the winter, please keep the snow below my line of vision, so I can maintain a watchful eye on the neighborhood. This will also help the firefighters find me quickly. As you know, they do need my help. You may find my color unattractive, but bright yellow makes it easier for firefighters to find me. The color of my hat lets them know how much water I can flow. If I should catch a cold and begin to cry or develop a runny nose, call Mountain Water Company as soon as possible, as this may be fatal. (Frozen fire hydrants are of no value to anyone).
If you follow these basic guidelines, I will be ready to serve you
and the community faithfully in the time of need. For further information
or to report a damaged fire hydrant, please contact Mountain Water Company
at (406) 721-5570.