Adopt a Hydrant

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Would you have guessed there are over 1150 fire hydrants located alongside the roads and streets in Lower Merion Township and Narberth Borough?

Although the Fire Companies within the township have maps identifying the location of each of these fire hydrants, winter storms and snow plowing can often bury these hydrants under a mountain of snow making them impossible to find quickly.

The Fire Department is seeking the help of you, the residents and business owners in the township, who have a fire hydrant located along the street in front of their property, and ask you to please “Adopt A Hydrant”. When the snow stops falling, and it is time for you to clear your driveways and walks, please take a minute or two and check on the neighborhood’s fire hydrants and dig out an area of approximately 2 – 3 feet completely around the hydrant. Ask a neighbor to help you or have several neighbors agree to take turns.  When it comes to fighting fires, every second counts, and in the time it would take fire fighters to dig out a fire hydrant, a fire could double in size several times.

Citizens and civic groups (Boy Scouts, etc) can adopt a hydrant or hydrants in their neighborhood. To adopt-a-hydrant, please call the Lower Merion Fire Department Office at 610-690-6190.