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Fire Hydrant

Car buried in snow in NYC (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

L.I. Fire Marshal Reminds Residents To Dig Out Fire Hydrants

Fire officials said the last thing the responding firefighters need to do is get out the shovels to uncover a hydrant.

02/18/2014

Selden Fire Hydrant

Frustrated Brookhaven Residents Call On Town To Reimburse For Flood Damage

Hatzisarris has a six page list of items lost after the flood, including a computer.

08/01/2013

Selden Fire Hydrant

L.I. Couple: Snow Plows Finally Come, But End Up Causing 3-Foot Flood

The Town of Brookhaven has been heavily criticized for taking days to plow many streets, and now a couple said after the plows finally came, the drivers caused a flood.

02/16/2013

Fire Hydrant (credit: CBS 2)

City’s DEP Turning Up The ‘HEAT’ On Fire Hydrant Safety

Open fire hydrants during summer heat waves are a part of New York City culture, but doing so without a spray cap is illegal and dangerous.

07/24/2012

A sprinklered fire hydrant on 167th Street in Washington Heights - New York, NY - Jul 14, 2011 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

With Summer Heat, New York City Cracking Down On Open Hydrants

On 167th Street, even the the youngest in the spray from a sprinkler-capped hydrant say they know you shouldn’t open the hydrant full-blast in the heat.

07/14/2011

Children cool off in the spray from an open fire hydrant in Brooklyn (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Summer Play Streets Program Officially Under Way

The program lets city kids safely play in certain streets and cool off from the summer heat under the sprinkling of a fire hydrant.

07/06/2011

Snow parking spots

L.I. Firefighters Want Help Locating Hydrants

They’re asking people who have a hydrant on or near their property to dig it out or mark it in some way so firefighters can find it.

01/31/2011

NYC fire hydrant

NYC Councilman: Paint Curbs Near Fire Hydrants

In New York City, parking near a fire hydrant can cost you dearly. So a councilman is proposing a way for motorists to “see” how close they can get to a pump and still be legal.

12/16/2010