Fire Hydrants

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Fire Hydrants are critical for fire fighters to safely access and use in an emergency. 

  • Obstructed hydrants can delay emergency response. Fire hydrants are essential to public safety and must be kept clear of obstructions, including snow to be readily accessible to firefighters
  • To operate a hydrant, fire crews need 7’ to each side and a minimum of 4’ to the back and 10’ to the front of all fire hydrants.
  • We get a lot of snow in the Colorado mountains. Adopt a Hydrant! The Town appreciates the voluntary efforts of residents who clear their neighborhood fire hydrant of snow. The more accessible a hydrant is, the faster crews can respond. 
  • The Town reminds contractors that snow removal activities must not obstruct access to fire hydrants. Snow may not be stored within 5' of a fire hydrant. 
  • It is very important to the Town and Summit Fire + EMS that all fire hydrants are in good working condition. Please report any damage to a fire hydrant to Water@Silverthorne.org. Please include an address and the number painted on the hydrant if possible.