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Friday, April 18th, 2014
Volume ∞ Issue ∞
- 4:25:14, Apr 18th 2014 - SignRancher - I can't wait to check it out ! My daughter, who lives in Rushford, can' ... [Read More]
- 10:55:36, Apr 3rd 2014 - Attendee - I do think the meeting went well in terms of sharing information. But also ... [Read More]
- 11:56:59, Apr 2nd 2014 - svtaxpayer - Start the meeting with the same old rehash about how great college class ... [Read More]
- 11:30:55, Mar 28th 2014 - RoryKramer - I couldn't have said it any better. My family has shopped at Willie's f ... [Read More]
- 8:44:51, Mar 26th 2014 - Gunnar Berg - Would that be Henrik's lessor known younger brother "Al"? ... [Read More]
- 1:21:46, Mar 23rd 2014 - REDHORSE51 - EXCELLENT COMMENTARY ON BULLYING, HOWEVER THE AUTHOR STILL SUPPORTS THE ... [Read More]
- 6:23:24, Mar 17th 2014 - about time - About time they start giving tickets to people who park where it days no ... [Read More]
- 5:51:04, Mar 17th 2014 - what? - I guess it depends who you are in this town. I called and talked to the city ... [Read More]
- 4:03:17, Mar 14th 2014 - - Looking for his mom and found this. Randy you will be greatly missed. I loved all ... [Read More]
- 10:21:04, Mar 14th 2014 - Doc - So many winners. ... [Read More]
Do you think that chain stores in small communities undermine the sales of locally owned retailers?
Thu, Jan 14th, 2010
Posted in State of Minnesota
Posted in State of Minnesota
ST. PAUL - Fire hydrants don't call attention to themselves; you may barely notice yours from day to day. But with significant snowfall, and temperatures rising and falling, hydrants across the state are becoming encased in hard snow and ice - a situation that can turn trouble into tragedy if a fire occurs.
Given that residential fires are most common during the heating season, the State Fire Marshal encourages everyone to know where their nearest fire hydrant is and keep it clear of snow and ice all winter.
Deputy State Fire Marshal and Eden Prairie firefighter Becki White has fought fires in the winter, and knows the frustration of opening frozen hydrants. "No one wants to watch their belongings go up in flames while firefighters dig out a hydrant buried in snow."
According to White, fire hydrants are located according to local standards and nationally recognized practices. Requirements may be based on zoning, occupancy or construction type. If your nearest hydrant is buried in snow, the fire department can help locate it. A flag or a pole may be used to mark its location for future reference.
As an incentive to care for your hydrant, the State Fire Marshal has made this offer - dig out the fire hydrant, take a picture of it, and send the photo to dps.facebook.state.mn.us. Selected photos will be posted on the SFM Facebook site.