Adopt-A-Hydrant Program

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The Harrisonburg Fire Department is asking for your partnership in our Adopt-A-Hydrant program by adopting a fire hydrant close to your home or business and keeping it free of snow during the winter and free of weeds and shrubbery in the summer.

In the event of a fire it is important that the Fire Department gain access to a water supply via a fire hydrant as quickly as possible. That way, the fire can be extinguished and prevent loss of property and/or life. 

We ask that you shovel the area around your adopted fire hydrant after each snowfall. Clear a path approximately three feet around the hydrant as well a clear path from the street or roadway up to the fire hydrant so that the hydrant is visible and accessible. During the summer months it is also important to make sure that the same three foot path around your adopted hydrant is free of weeds, shrubbery, flowerbeds, etc.

Please consider clearing snow from a fire hydrant for your neighbors who may have medical conditions, disabilities, or those who are elderly that may be unable to do so themselves. This act of kindness will benefit the entire neighborhood.

Your participation in this program and maintenance of the area around your adopted hydrant saves time in the Fire Departments incident response, and time is very valuable. If you notice that a fire hydrant has been damaged, missing caps, leaking water, or if it is blocked please notify the Harrisonburg Fire Department by calling 540-432-7703.                             

Please register, find additional information, as well as refer your questions or comments to the following:

Mail:  Harrisonburg Fire Department
ATTN: Adopt-A-Hydrant Program
101 N. Main Street
Harrisonburg, VA 22802

Phone: 540-432-7703

Fax: 540-432-7780

Adopt-A-Hydrant Online Application


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