Shovel the hydrant: cheap insurance

What’s up with all these people not shoveling out their fire hydrants? Shoveling the closest fire hydrant to your house takes a couple minutes when the snow is soft.  If a house catches fire, and snow like this has frozen hard, and it costs the Fire Department even a minute to clear it before they can get water, that can make the difference between minor and major damage. You’re out there anyway shoveling the driveway. Clear the nearest hydrant while you’re at it. Give it a couple feet on either side so they can run
a 2 1/2 inch hose if they need to.  It’s cheap insurance.