Logo II.jpgAs part of one of the "branches" of Fit City, community is one of our key areas. The Valparaiso Fire Department is asking for your partnership in an Adopt-A-Hydrant program by adopting a fire hydrant close to your home or business and keeping it free of snow during the winter and free of weeds and shrubbery in the summer.

In the event of a fire it is imperative that the Fire Department gain access to a water supply via a fire hydrant as quickly as possible so that fire can be extinguished and prevent loss of property and/or life. You can help the Valparaiso Fire Department in this quest by adopting a hydrant and making sure that it is easily accessible throughout the year.

We ask that you shovel the area around your adopted fire hydrant after each snowfall. Clear a path approximately three feet around the hydrant as well a clear path from the street or roadway up to the fire hydrant so that the hydrant is visible and accessible. During the summer months it is also important to make sure that the same three foot path around your adopted hydrant is free of weeds, shrubbery, flowerbeds, etc.

Please consider clearing snow from a fire hydrant for your neighbors who may have medical conditions, disabilities, or those who are elderly that may be unable to do so themselves. This act of kindness will benefit the entire neighborhood. Your participation in this program and maintenance of the area around your adopted hydrant saves time in the Fire Departments incident response, and time is very valuable.

If you notice that a fire hydrant has been damaged, missing caps, leaking water, or if it is blocked please notify the Valparaiso Fire Department by calling 219-462-8325.

To adopt your hydrant today, simply follow the link provided below, find a hydrant near you, and adopt it!

This is FREE to the community and simple to sign up!
Valparaiso's Adopt A Hydrant Online Application
*Adopt A Hydrant is a volunteer program. No reimbursement for services is available. Please use caution when removing snow around the hydrant during extreme weather conditions and/or when snow is heavy or wet. There is no penalty and/or fine for not clearing your hydrant. The City of Valparaiso is not responsible for any damage, injuries or death resulting from participation in this program.