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Greensburg Implementing “Adopt A Hydrant” Program

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GREENSBURG (KDKA) — Officials in Greensburg are launching an “Adopt a Fire Hydrant” program to help firefighters find them in an emergency.

Folks can adopt a hydrant for $15, which pays for a four-foot tall flag to mark the hydrant.

“Visibility is what it’s coming to,” says Deputy Assistant Chief Tom Bell, of the Greensburg Fire Department.

Especially when it comes to finding fire hydrants in the City of Greensburg; while some stick out, there are others that don’t.

“Sometime you ask yourself, ‘Where can I get water?” And the bad thing about it is sometimes, it’s right under your nose,” said Bell.

To end that, the department’s instituted a hydrant adoption program.

For $15 you can “Adopt a Hydrant.” Your money pays for a locater flag for the fire plug of your liking.

And there are a lot to choose from.

“We have roughly 325 hydrants in the City of Greensburg,” Bell said.

There’s one right outside of Ron McGill’s house.

“I don’t want my house to burn down. I want them to find it,” said McGill.

McGill says he’s about to begin the adoption process.

“Yeah, I’ll give them $15 bucks. Yeah, no problem,” he said.

“We hope people we’ll weed wack around it in the “Adopt a Hydrant” program; we’re hoping people will take care of them, keep the grass cut, keep the show shoveled,” Bell added.

If you would like to adopt a fire hydrant in Greensburg, visit their Facebook page here!

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