Fire hydrants do not have to be fed. I am very self sufficient in this regard. But fire hydrants do have a tendency to suffer from claustrophobia. I need a 3-foot radius space around me free and clear of snow, shrubbery and weeds. Being a fire hydrant is boring, but I have a very important job. I need your help! During the summer, please keep an eye on me so nobody vandalizes me or opens my caps. By doing so, you can ensure I will be able to assist the firefighters when they need me the most! During the winter, please keep the snow below my line of vision, so I can maintain a watchful eye on the neighborhood. This will also help the firefighters find me quickly. As you know, they need my help.
| ||To make my job more exciting, |
you can paint me any color
you wish as long as you
follow these guidelines:
- Clean me up, which may include some sanding to get me ready to paint.
- Please paint me in good taste. I do not want to offend anyone. No camouflage or religious symbols.
- I must be seen at night.
- Please use the equivalent of Sherwin Williams Industrial Enamel type paint.
- Please don't paint me completely. I need to have the threads kept clean so my caps won't stick.
- Remember, you can paint me, but you cannot alter my mechanical operations.
- Please do not add any special devices to me.
If I should catch a cold and begin to cry or develop a runny nose, call City Hall at (801) 569-5100 as soon as possible, as this may be fatal. (Frozen fire hydrants are of no value to anyone). If you follow these basic guidelines, I will be ready to serve you and the community faithfully in the time of need. For further information, please call the Fire Department at (801) 260-7300. Individuals and/or groups of individuals are encouraged to participate.