Rowayton Fire Department
Please Keep Fire Hydrants Clear of Snow
The Rowayton Volunteer Fire Department is asking residents and businesses to “adopt” their neighborhood fire
hydrant and assure that it is accessible by creating a 3 foot clearance on all sides of the hydrant from snow and other obstructions.
By adopting a hydrant, participants will be helping to protect themselves, their family, and their
neighbors. When there is a fire, the fire department must quickly locate and establish a water supply from the closet fire hydrant. If the hydrant is
buried, valuable minutes are lost. Most fire engines only carry enough water for the first few minutes of a fire attack, so establishing a water supply
quickly is critical.
If you are unable to dig out a hydrant, but know where there is one that needs to be dug out, please call us
and leave a message at (203) 853-9411. We’ll be happy to come and dig it out for you. You can also send us a message about buried hydrants.