COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - While most of the snow has melted off there is still plenty of time for snow fall this winter in Coeur d'Alene and that's why the fire department is asking people to adopt a hydrant.
The Coeur d’Alene Municipal Code and the International Fire Code require property owners to maintain a three foot clearance around fire protection devices. These include fire hydrants, fire department connections, and post indicator valves. This goes for a private residence or a business.
If a fire hydrant is buried in the snow and fire fighters can’t find it, or if they have to dig out the snow before connecting our hoses, precious time is lost. If you adopt a hydrant you may not only be helping to save your home or your neighbor's home, you would win a free pizza.
Papa Murphy’s will sponsor this year’s “Adopt a Hydrant” program. For a chance to win, residents are asking to clear a three foot area around the hydrant. Then send a before and after picture of the adopted hydrant to facebook.com/CDAFIRE.
Each Friday through February a lucky winner will receive a free pizza from Papa Murphy’s in Coeur d’Alene.
In February the department will also be giving away a coupon to the new Firehouse Subs at 1422 W Appleway
The City of Coeur d’Alene will also be starting up a volunteer shovel corps to assist those in the community unable to clear their own fire hydrants.
To volunteer, contact Felicia Bruyette at the Water Department at (208) 769-2210
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