Maryland Blogger: Grab a shovel and keep fire hydrants clear

Grab a shovel and keep fire hydrants clear

Grab a shovel and keep fire hydrants clear


The blizzard is still in full force in our area of Maryland and the snow is very deep. You never know when there might be a home fire so it is a good idea to be well prepared. 

Grab a shovel and keep the fire hydrants near your home clear. It is recommended to clear an area of at least three feet around the hydrants to allow emergency responders to act quickly.


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Comment balloon 16 commentsRoy Kelley • January 23 2016 01:54PM


Stay safe and warm...

Great safety advisory to those who are currently being affected by blizzard 2016.

Posted by Les & Sarah Oswald, Broker, Realtor and Investor (Realty One Group) almost 4 years ago

Great reminder Roy Kelley ....we have about 15" ...I'll post more later!

Stay safe and warm in MD!

Posted by Rob Thomas, Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro (Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954) almost 4 years ago


 I was thinking of you and Delores as we hear about the storm! Stay warm and safe! A good night to do some blogging with a hot toddy! Have a good one!

Posted by Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert almost 4 years ago

Roy, This is great advise.  I've seen communities with poles serving as markers attached to hydrants just for times like this.  The wind and snow is still hammering us here outside Philly.  I imagine your area is still also.

Be safe and warm!

Posted by Gloria Todor, & Doug Durren (484) 431-3686 in SE PA (Century 21 Absolute Realty ) almost 4 years ago

Roy .... very wise advice. I hear you all are being hammered with snow. Stay warm ... Be safe.

Posted by Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist (KD Realty - 408.972.1822) almost 4 years ago

That is such a great public service announcement Roy Kelley 

Posted by Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS, Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority! (RE/MAX Northwest.) almost 4 years ago

This is a great safety reminder Roy, and if they are needed, it is usually in a hurry

Posted by Evelyn Johnston, The People You Know, Like and Trust! (Friends & Neighbors Real Estate) almost 4 years ago

Hello Roy.  This is one of the best safety tips I have ever read.  Just not something we would automatically think to do.  And I imagine more than one fireman would be appreciative of not having to dig out many many hydrants.  Make it a great weekend.  Mark

Posted by Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint, North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227 almost 4 years ago

Oh....I love the bunny picture. 

This is great advice, too, Roy. I hope you guys aren't completely buried in snow. 

Posted by Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO (Cedaredge Land Company) almost 4 years ago

Thank you for reminding us of uncovering the fire hydrants.  Been thinking of you, Roy Kelley and Dolores and especially each time the TV Weather Station is reporting.  Have a feeling both of you are well experienced  to handle this.  Unbelievable the number of accidents in Virginia yesterday. Heard there were almost 1000 accidents. Sad.

Posted by Jane Chaulklin-Schott, TeamConnect Luxury Homes - Orlando, Florida, 32836 (TEAMCONNECT REALTY - (407) 394-9766) almost 4 years ago

That is right Roy. The snow piles deep at the streets and we the neighbors know where the hydrants are and should help clear and identify them. This is good information for all snow areas. 

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) almost 4 years ago

Great advice!  This is something that even we in the snow belt forget to do.

Posted by Joan Dickie, Keller Williams Premier Realty (Keller Williams Premier Realty) almost 4 years ago

Hi Roy.  I hope the snow has stopped and you're warm and safe this morning.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) almost 4 years ago

Gabe Sanders 

The winter storm has passed and we are warm and safe at home. However, we are definitely snowbound.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) almost 4 years ago

Jane Chaulklin-Schott 

The roads in Maryland are not suitable for any travel. Residents are much safer if they simply stay at home.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) almost 4 years ago

It is sometimes a good practice to revisit old blogs and reblogs. We might even find some good ideas for current posts.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) 9 months ago