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Shoveling Around Hydrants
When firefighters are digging – time keeps ticking. During a fire, every second counts, and after each snowfall, there are a few hydrants in Burnsville that become a little “hard to find.” Residents are encouraged to “Adopt-A-Hydrant” or two in their neighborhoods or at their place of business, and make sure the hydrants are accessible after each snowfall.
Burnsville’s firefighters need a three-foot area clear of snow and ice shoveled around each of the City’s fire hydrants, and a three-foot wide path leading to them from the street.
By adopting and shoveling around hydrants, community members are helping the Fire Department, their neighbors and themselves in the event of fire.
All public fire hydrants (those located on easements, City property and streets) should have a marker that allows the hydrant to be seen in deep snow. If you notice a public hydrant that isn’t marked please notify the Burnsville Maintenance Facility at 952-895-4550.
Private hydrant owners (business or multi-unit housing properties) can purchase a hydrant marker from City-approved vendors.
Learn more about purchasing hydrant markers
Take Action in Your Community
You never know when an emergency will arise. Your actions could save a life! Although the Burnsville Fire Department is just a phone call away, it's always a good idea to be prepared and know what to do in an emergency. Take a
, learn first aid, enroll in a
Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) course
, join the
Mobile Volunteer Network
and find additional ways to take action in your community. Whose life could you save?
or on the logo below for more information and to self register.
Submit an online
100 Civic Center Parkway
Burnsville, MN 55337
952-895-4512 - Fax
City of Burnsville
Minnesota 100 Civic Center Pkwy Burnsville, MN 55337
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