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For Immediate Release
February 11, 2015
For more information contact:
State Fire Marshal J. William Degnan

Thank You Adopt a Fire Hydrant

State Fire Marshal Bill Degnan says thank you to the people that have cleared fire hydrants. Yesterday he personally observed two men clearing hydrants, one in Nashua at the corner of Berkley and Courtland Streets and another in Concord at the corner of Canterbury and Pembroke Road. These individuals and others have taken the time to help fire firefighters by shoveling out fire hydrants near their homes. When a fire occurs seconds count! We don't want to lose any precious time looking for and digging out a fire hydrant to help save a life and property. Your efforts have not gone unnoticed.

The fire yesterday in Franklin was also a reminder of how critical the time is in accessing water to fight a fire to save ones property. Thankfully the Deputy Fire Chief from Franklin had shoveled out that hydrant.

There are thousands of hydrants across the state that may be the one needed when a fire occurs. Thank you and please keep helping by clearing a fire hydrant, it could save your life and property.

Help us protect you as Fire is Everyone's Fight!
Check your smoke alarms and have an escape plan!
Be safe not a statistic.

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