Adopt A Fire Hydrant
By Commissioner Steven Freeman
January 2, 2019

The Iselin Volunteer Fire Department, District #11 would like to remind residents about the importance of clear and visible fire hydrants; especially during winter months. While it has been a mild start to the winter season, the potential for heavy snowfall still lurks. The Iselin Fire Department is asking for your partnership in their Adopt-A- Hydrant program by looking after 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 firefighters gain access to a water supply via fire hydrant as quickly as possible so fire can be extinguished without the loss of life and/or property. We ask that you assist the fire department by shoveling at least 3 feet around the hydrant each time you shovel your driveway. We also request that you shovel a path from the hydrant to the street, making it more visible and easier to access.

Please consider clearing snow from a fire hydrant for your neighbors who may have medical conditions, disabilities, or those who are elderly and may be unable to clear the snow themselves. Not only will clearing a fire hydrant be beneficial for your family, but it could be advantageous for any home or business in your neighborhood. Your participation in this program will be greatly appreciated by the Iselin Fire Department and the community it serves.

If you notice that a fire hydrant has been damaged, is missing caps or leaking water, please notify the Middlesex Water Company by calling (800) 549-3802.