In a fire situation, every second counts and access to water is often the difference in saving a structure and protecting people’s lives.
If you own or occupy property adjacent to a fire hydrant, you are responsible to keep it clear of obstructions at least 1 metre in all directions, so it is accessible for firefighters.
- Clear snow from the hydrant.
- Cut weeds or grass around the hydrant to ensure it is visible from the street.
Under the County’s Community Standards Bylaw it is illegal to damage, interfere or tamper with a fire hydrant.
If you see a hydrant is not visible or accessible, help us keep our neighbourhoods safe by calling Regional Enforcement Services at 780-532-9727.