2010-09-10 @ 00:01, Updated by Webmaster
In the event of a fire emergency during the winter, could firefighters find the hydrant near your home? Or does is get buried under a pile of snow? After a major storm, it's likely that the hydrant near you is buried!
In the event of a fire, firefighters have to locate and shovel out fire hydrants before hooking up to them. Precious time is lost. Please don't let your neighborhood hydrant remain "undercover."
We are asking you help out by keeping the fire hydrant closest to your residence clear of snow. Firefighters need a 3-foot clearance on all sides. When shoveling snow, be aware of vehicle traffic. Do not stand in the street and be careful not to slip and fall out into the roadway.
For 100 years, the Boy Scouts of America has promoted action: taking initiative to do things that better individuals, strengthen relationships and support communities. Do your daily Good Turn today and help out by adopting a fire hydrant.
The original of this announcement came from the Mid America Council in Iowa, but the simplicity and elegance of this call to action showcases how Boy Scouts can make a difference in everyday life. Please keep ideas like this on the forefront as you plan your programs...