Make sure fire hydrants have a three foot area clear of debris
and obstructions. Firefighters may need to get to the hydrant for
water supply. An obstruction of fencing, tree branches, bushes, weeds or
brush may cause a delay as firefighters try to get water to extinguish a
fire. Someone may be injured or killed because water is not available as
soon as possible.
A fire hydrant that is leaking, broken, missing caps or
malfunctioning should be reported. Please call the City of
Bellingham Public Works Operations
Division during business hours or contact the
After Hours Emergency Number.
Don't block a fire hydrant by parking a vehicle next to it.
Vehicles cannot be parked any closer than 15 feet to a fire hydrant from any
direction. Remember, your actions may cause a delay in being able to supply
water to an emergency that continues to grow until intervention takes place.