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Snow Piles Bring Safety Concerns

February 20, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County, Town of Jackson No Comments
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Snow accumulations and snow piles have been causing some serious headaches for Teton County Fire/EMS in recent weeks.  Fire Marshal Kathy Clay says obscured fire zones where parking is prohibited are not being observed – but they are necessary for firefighters to maneuver the trucks or access the buildings.  House identification numbers, she says are also becoming obscured, and some weren’t even there to start with.  Says Clay, “It’s a good opportunity when you drive home in the evening to make sure you can see your house number.  If you can’t see it, we can’t see it.” Another item that emergency response agencies may need to find in a hurry she says is the nearest fire hydrant.  She urges residents to take ownership of their nearest hydrant – get it dug out so the firefighters can see it and located if it is needed.  Clay reminds that in an emergency, accessing homes and hydrants in the shortest time possible is paramount.

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