Firefighters ask homeowners to clear area around fire hydrants

Posted at 6:16 AM, Jan 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-28 06:20:55-05

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. --Local first responders are asking for your help to make it easier for them to respond to emergencies during Monday's snow storm.

Grand Rapids firefighters are asking residents to take a few minutes to clear a three foot area around any fire hydrants in your neighborhood.

Clearing the hydrant will allow them easy and quick access in case of a fire.

They say every second counts during an emergency, especially if it's your own.