“Safety is important to everyone. Fire doubles in size every 20 seconds. If a hydrant is buried in snow or not accessible, valuable time is lost by the firefighters to be able to fight the fire.”

This program is asking residents to volunteer to Adopt-a-Hydrant by keeping fire hydrants closest to their homes or businesses clear of snow and other debris and to report damage or missing flags. The Public Works Department requires a 3-foot clearance on all sides of all hydrants within 48 hours after a snow storm. This ensures hydrants are visible and will greatly speed the response time in case of emergency. Your help is greatly appreciated, especially in the winter.

Once you agree to adopt a hydrant you will be able to name the hydrant and you will be given a certificate listing you and your hydrant as one of our new “Hydrant Families”. You will be given a hydrant number, it will be noted in our GIS hydrant location system, and you can email us a picture which we will post on our website.

This program seeks to enhance the appearance of Keene while building a sense of pride and community spirit. If you are interested in participating or getting more information, please complete our online form.