Fire-Hydrant adopt a hydrantThe winter months bring a special concern to the South Beloit Fire Department. Winter snowfall, with the plowing of snow, can often hide fire hydrants under a large amount of snow making them impossible to find quickly. 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 that you help us by keeping the fire hydrant closest to your residence or business clear of snow. We 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.

Citizens and civic groups (Boy Scouts, etc) can “adopt” a hydrant or hydrants in their neighborhood.