The Eatontown Fire Department is asking for your partnership in our Adopt-A-Hydrant program by adopting a fire hydrant close to your home or business and keeping it free of snow during the winter.
In the event of a fire, it is imperative that the Eatontown Fire Department gain access to a water supply via a fire hydrant as quickly as possible so that fire can be extinguished and prevent loss of property and / or life. You can help the Eatontown Fire Department in this quest by adopting a hydrant and making sure that it is easily accessible throughout the year.
We ask that you shovel the area around your adopted fire hydrant after each snowfall. Clear a path approximately three feet around the hydrant as well as a clear path from the street/roadway up to the fire hydrant so that the hydrant is visible and accessible. During the summer months, it is also important to make sure that the same three-foot path around your adopted hydrant is free of weeds shrubbery, flowerbeds, etc.
Please consider clearing snow from a fire hydrant for your neighbors who may have medical conditions, disabilities, or those who are elderly that may be unable to do so themselves. This act of kindness will benefit the entire neighborhood. Your participation in this program and maintenance of the area around your adopted hydrant saves times in the Fire Department's incident response and is very valuable.