Protect your home

When it snows, hydrants get buried and are tough for firefighters to find during an emergency. The quicker firefighters can get to hydrants, the sooner they can get water to fight a fire at your home or business.

The Eagan Fire Department encourages you to “adopt a fire hydrant” near your home or business to ensure hydrants are always clear of snow. They need three feet on all sides to connect hoses to a hydrant.

When shoveling snow, don’t stand in the street, be aware of vehicle traffic, and be careful. Also, help keep hydrants free of overgrowth (grass and weeds) during the rest of the year.