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Residents can help keep fire hydrants clear

Visible fire hydrants can potentially save lives and property. Snow accumulation, combined with the after-effects of plowing roads, sidewalks, and parking lots, can leave fire hydrants across the City partially or completely buried in snow.

When snow is deposited on fire hydrants, it can be difficult for firefighters and Saint John Water crews to locate and access them during an emergency.

With over 2,400 fire hydrants across the City, keeping them accessible and clear of snow remains a top priority this winter.

The City of Saint John asks residents and private snow removal contractors to be mindful of the fire hydrants and not cover them with snow and ice when clearing roadways, driveways, and parking lots.

Residents who have a fire hydrant on or near their property are encouraged, if safe to do so, to take a few minutes to help clear away the snow so it remains visible in the event of an emergency.

Here to help – For inquiries related to municipal services, contact the City of Saint John Customer Service Centre at (506) 658-4455, email us at or visit us in person on the Ground Floor of City Hall, 15 Market Square, Monday to Friday (excluding holidays), 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.