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PWC Fire & Rescue looking for residents or businesses to “Adopt-a-Hydrant”

Prince William County Department of Fire & Rescue in conjunction with Prince William County area Home Depot stores is soliciting community assistance during its Adopt-A-Hydrant program December through March. This program will enable residents and/or businesses to adopt a fire hydrant close to their home or business and maintain the area around the hydrant keeping it free of snow during the winter and free of weeds and shrubbery in the summer. 

In the event of a fire, fire and rescue crews need to be able to quickly gain access to the water supply to extinguish the fire and prevent the loss of life and/or property. 

Fire hydrant adopters are asked to shovel the area around their adopted fire hydrant after each snowfall by clearing a three-feet path around the hydrant as well as clearing a path from the street/roadway up to the hydrant so it is visible and accessible to fire and rescue crews.  All questions should be directed to Bob Wall at 703-304-9771 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Upon registering, residents will receive an “Adoption Certificate.” This certificate can be redeemed at any of the PWC Home Depot Service Desks for a FREE Hydrant SNOW STICK to mark their adopted fire hydrant. Once they have received the snow stick, they place it near the adopted hydrant and wait for the snow to fall.

Photo Contest
Pictures will be solicited of the adopted hydrants and families to post them on PWCFire & Rescue’s Facebook page (  In the spring, after the last snow has fallen, participants will be eligible to enter a free drawing for a gift certificate from these three participating Home Depot Stores:
Dale City #4604
14025 Foulger Square
Woodbridge, VA 22192
(703) 670-3699

East Manassas #4648
8805 Liberia Avenue
Manassas, VA 20110
(703) 393-1954

Manassas #4607
7486 Stream Walk Ln
Manassas, VA 20109
(703) 368-4900

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