City of Somerville
Massachusetts

Agenda Item
190752
Work Completed
Feb 10, 2011 7:00 PM

II.3 That the Chief Fire Engineer appear before this Board to report on any actions taken to avoid another situation with the fire hydrants like what happened on Fairfax Street.

Information

Department:Board of AldermenSponsors:Ward One Alderman William M. Roche
Category:OrderFunctions:Order

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That the Chief Fire Engineer appear before this Board to inform its members what action has been taken to avoid another situation with the fire hydrants, as was recently experienced on Fairfax Street.

 

Meeting History

Jan 27, 2011 7:00 PM Video Board of Aldermen Regular Meeting
RESULT:APPROVED
Feb 8, 2011 6:00 PM  Public Health and Public Safety Committee Committee Meeting

The committee discussed the problem of locating and accessing fire hydrants that are covered and/or hidden by snow, and in some cases, by trash. Chief Kelleher stated that his department has a book listing the locations of all hydrants in the City and that firefighters are directed to shovel out hydrants after every storm. The Committee discussed the need for coordination when the DPW engages in snow removal operations.

RESULT:WORK COMPLETED
Feb 10, 2011 7:00 PM Video Board of Aldermen Regular Meeting
RESULT:WORK COMPLETED