Urgent Post-Storm Clean-up: Find Your Fire Hydrant and Dig It Out

Mike Sargent and Mark Casey, searching for a buried fire hydrant on Concord Road - Image (c) JMcCT
Firefighters Mike Sargent and Mark Casey, searching for a buried fire hydrant on Concord Road – Image (c) JMcCT

Compiled by The Bedford Citizen

Post-storm clean-up continues with the crucial work of clearing fire hydrants. If you know where the hydrant closest to your house is located, please do yourself, your neighbors and the Bedford Fire Department a great favor and clear a path to the hydrant.

In an emergency, every moment counts, so let’s get those hydrants clear, Bedford!


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SteveK
SteveK
7 years ago

HOW TO FIND WHERE THE HYDRANTS ARE NEAR YOU (if you don’t know):

If you don’t know where the hydrants are near you, use https://www.mapsonline.net/bedfordma/index.html.

To use the site, bring up the web page,
1. click the FIND tab on the left under the town flag,
2. plug in your address (you need to select the street and street# from the drop-downs offered after you enter in a partial street name or #),

This should zoom-in and show your property.

3. click the LAYERS tab,
4. under the Layers section, page down, find the “Hydrants” check-box and click it to turn on hydrant display (it’s not checked by default).

Little red hydrants will be displayed on the map.

You may have to zoom-out a couple of times on the map to be able to more easily see the hydrants indicated on the map of your street.

Hope this helps.

steve

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