How are fire hydrants maintained?

Help the fire department help you! You can ensure that fire hydrants are easily accessible if there is a fire in your neighborhood by keeping hydrants clear of all obstructions. Hedge rows, trees, bushes, snow, and fences located close to a hydrant can considerably slow or prevent fire vehicles from obtaining water. Please notify the Winnetka Fire Department at 847-501-6029 if you notice a problem with a hydrant, and in the winter, you can perform a public service by shoveling snow away from hydrants.

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1. What should I (my family) do when our smoke alarms activate?
2. Can our battery-operated smoke alarms go bad and how do I dispose of our old detector?
3. Does my landlord have to place and maintain a smoke alarm in my rental unit?
4. Are carbon monoxide detectors required by law?
5. Where do I pay an ambulance bill?
6. Should I dial 911 even if I am not sure it is an emergency?
7. After I call 911, why is there a delay before the phone dials?
8. After I call 911, should I hang up?
9. Why is there always a fire engine on an ambulance call?
10. Which hospitals does the Winnetka Fire Department provide ambulance transportation?
11. What should be done with used diabetic needles and/or syringes?
12. How do I dispose of my unused prescription medications?
13. What is EMD and does Winnetka utilize emergency medical dispatchers?
14. What should I do when I see lights/sirens approaching?
15. Are open fires permitted in Winnetka?
16. Is a DNR the same as a medical power of attorney? Are there standard forms necessary for a valid DNR?
17. Are home fire sprinklers expensive?
18. How much will I save on my homeowner’s insurance policy if my house has residential sprinklers?
19. Does the Fire Department offer blood pressure screenings?
20. How can I learn to perform Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)?
21. Does the Department perform Fire Hydrant flow testing?
22. How are fire hydrants maintained?
23. Does the Department conduct Fire Station tours?
24. Does the Department perform home fire safety surveys?