Residents, businesses asked to clear around fire hydrants

In the event of an emergency, Sylvan Lake firefighters need to be able to quickly find and access fire hydrants.

In the event of an emergency, Sylvan Lake firefighters need to be able to quickly find and access fire hydrants.

As a result, Fire Chief Cliff Brausen issued a plea last Friday to all residents and businesses to help by clearing around fire hydrants on or near their property due to the abundance of snow which has fallen this season.

Town crews have been working to keep all fire hydrants in the town clear of snow and ensure they are accessible in the event of an emergency, he said in a media release.

Another town-wide focus on clearing snow commenced on Monday.

“At Sylvan Lake Fire Department, our primary concern is the safety of all Sylvan Lake residents. The co-operation and goodwill of homeowners and businesses taking time to keep the fire hydrants clear of snow is invaluable to us,” said Brausen.

If residents or businesses have concerns or questions about a specific fire hydrant in their area, they are encouraged to contact the town’s Public Works department at 403-887-2800.