FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SNOW COVERED FIRE HYDRANTS AND BUILDINGS EXITS
The Holland Department of Public Safety - Fire Services is reminding all businesses and residents in the area to keep fire hydrants and exits clear of snow.
As a result of West Michigan's large amount of snowfall accumulation, many of the fire hydrants have become covered making them difficult to find and access in an emergency. Please take an active role by "adopting a hydrant" and help the department by seeing that these valuable tools are uncovered.
In addition, residents should take note that snow and piling snow can block exits from buildings and homes that may be needed in the event of a fire or emergency. Snow blocking these exits needs to be removed and placed in an area that will not block someone's exit from a building.
For further information, contact John VanderKooy, Fire Marshal at the Holland Fire Services - (616) 355-1024.