The Palatine Fire Department is launching a new community based safety program and needs your help! In the winter months, heavy snowfall makes finding and accessing fire hydrants very difficult for firefighters, and during an emergency every second counts. With that in mind, the Palatine Fire Department is asking residents, business owners, and local civic groups to consider participating in the new, "Adopt-A-Hydrant" program.
When clearing a fire hydrant, snow should be removed about 3 feet away from the hydrant in all directions with a pathway cleared between the hydrant and the roadway. Please exercise caution when shoveling because of the potential for vehicle traffic nearby. Do not stand in the street when clearing the hydrant and be careful not to slip and fall out into the roadway.