Clearing Snow from Fire Hydrants
The Rockland County Office of Fire and Emergency Services would like to remind homeowners and local businesses to make sure they keep areas surrounding fire hydrants clear so that firefighters can connect their equipment without delays. With the recent storms, many hydrants throughout the county remain inaccessible due to snow accumulation. Homeowners and business owners must keep in mind that fire hydrant accessibility is a primary factor in fighting fires and protecting lives and property in the event of a fire.
Nicholas A. Longo, Jr.
Village of Nyack Code; Section 22-35
A. The parking of any vehicle within 15 feet of any fire hydrant or Fire Department siamese connection shall be prohibited.
B. No shrubs, dumpsters or other items that may obstruct the view of and/or access to any fire hydrant or Fire Department siamese connection shall be permitted.
C. It shall be the duty and obligation of any owner, occupant or tenant of any premises located within the Village of Nyack to maintain a clear and unobstructed path for a radius of 10 feet in every direction from any fire hydrant located on or in front of any premises or within 20 feet of any lot line and to maintain said area clear from all obstructions, including but not limited to dirt, debris, shrubbery and snow.