Take a shovel to those hydrants, city asks


With temperatures in Evanston expected to climb above freezing this weekend, the city would like you to help the fire department clear the access to the fire hydrants in your neighborhood.

Because every minute counts in an emergency, the Evanston Fire & Life Safety Services personnel would like to be able to reach those hydrants in a jiffy if need be.

Keeping fire hydrants clear of snow can save precious time, they note.

Also, residents are encouraged to park as close to the curb as possible, clear of alleyways and intersections, so emergency vehicles and city trucks have access. 

Charles Bartling

A resident of Evanston since 1975, Chuck Bartling holds a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University and has extensive experience as a reporter and editor for daily newspapers, radio stations and business-oriented magazines.

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