- Call 311 and have them report it to the Department of Environmental Protection. Be sure to have the address nearest to the hydrant. If they hydrant isn't near an address, provide the street and cross streets.
- He said some fire houses have a supply of hydrant caps. You could stop by with the address to see if they might be able to replace it.
At our last meeting we discussed the problem of missing fire hydrant caps that are being stolen by metal scrappers. I happened to see a fire engine outside of Frank's deli today and stopped to ask how important it was that the hydrants have caps. The fireman told me that fire hydrant caps are necessary to keep the "threads" on the hydrant from rusting. If there is a fire and there are rusted threads they will have a problem attaching the hose when there's a fire and every minute counts. A delay in response could result in the loss of life or property! Heres what he said:
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