Digging Out! Removal of snow from around fire hydrants.
After snow storms, when needed, members of the Cedar Grove Volunteer Fire Department are detailed out to remove snow from hydrants. Although the Cedar Grove Township Ordinance requires "All fire hydrants on private property which may become covered by snow shall have such snow removed within 12 hours after the snow ceases to fall in order to enable the Fire Department to locate said fire hydrant." With over 525 hydrants in the township fire fighters cannot clear them all. Chief James Zaccaria asks residents to clear snow from hydrants located on or near their properties. Its a matter of, when there is a fire, precious time can be lost locating and clearing a fire hydrant