Henry County Fire Department To Begin Servicing Fire Hydrants
|Henry Count y Firefighter/EMT Paul Lyons is scene inspecting a fire hydrant.|
Henry County Firefighters will begin servicing fire hydrants on March 1, 2013. Hydrant inspection and maintenance is performed bi-annually in March and September. A typical maintenance cycle lasts approximately two to three months. Hydrant maintenance is critical to fire suppression and the protection of life and property. If an out-of-service hydrant is identified when water supply is needed, significant delays are possible and could contribute to loss of life and/or property. Inspecting hydrants bi-annually reduces the chance of fire suppression delay due to no water supply.
If you see a fire truck in your area during one of the inspection months and the firefighters are working with the hydrants, you could experience a change in your water clarity. If you notice that your water is not as clear as normal, simply run your water until it runs clear before washing clothes to prevent staining light colored clothing. If your water does not clear up, please call 770-288-6600. Hydrants are currently serviced Monday thru Friday during the hours of 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
“Henry County Fire Department apologizes in advance for any inconvenience, but is hopeful that citizens understand the importance of ensuring that fire hydrants are visible, accessible, and in proper operating condition for the safety of all citizens.” Identifying the location of hydrants and their working condition is part of pre-incident planning and can save valuable time and lives,” stated Captain Sabrina Puckett.