FCTV, Falmouth Community Television, has issued a hydrant challenge. The town's cable access channel is asking members of the Falmouth community to do their part and help clear the snow away from fire hydrants in their neighborhoods.
"In a fire seconds count," said state Fire Marshal Stephen Coan following the (first) blizzard of 2015. "So help your fire department protect you and your neighbors by removing snow from nearby fire hydrants."
If you are going to tackle a snow encased fire hydrant, be sure to clear a 3 foot perimeter around the hydrant to allow access for firefighters. Also clear a path from the hydrant to the street.
Once you have the area cleared, snap a photo and tweet it to FCTV (@FCTVmedia) or email it to [email protected] and they will display your handiwork on their Facebook page. Be sure to use #hydrant challenge in your tweet.
Many Massachusetts towns, including several Cape towns have challenged their residents and business owners to clear hydrants. In Yarmouth and Mashpee kids have been encouraged to adopt-a-hydrant.
Watch FCTV's hydrant challenge PSA below: