Yarmouth Fire Department launches Adopt-a-Hydrant program

Yarmouth kids: shovel out a fire hydrant for safety
Before and after photos of a shoveled out fire hydrant. Yarmouth Kids are encouraged to adopt-a-hydrant and keep it clear through the winter. Yarmouth Fire Department photos.

YARMOUTH - The Yarmouth Fire Department launched an Adopt-A-Hydrant program on Wednesday. The record amount of snow that has covered the Cape from tip to tip has left many fire hydrants buried. 

In the event of a fire, "a shoveled out hydrant could help save a life," according to Acting Deputy Chief Jon Sawyer. 

The Yarmouth Fire Department challenges Yarmouth kids (with adult supervision) to dig out the fire hydrants in their neighborhoods.

To participate, kids must take a photo of a buried fire hydrant, shovel out the hydrant and take another photo. Post the before and after photos on the Yarmouth Fire Department Facebook page here and either private message or email a contact email address to Deputy Chief Sawyer here.

Kids are asked to claim a hydrant and commit to shovel it out for the rest of the winter.

To celebrate, Yarmouth firefighters will host a pizza party (date TBD) at Fire Station 3. Each child who participates will receive a certificate of recognition for YFD.

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