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Posted on: December 7, 2022

Winter Fire Safety

Red fire hydrant partially buried in snow

In the time it takes to locate and shovel out a snow-buried hydrant, a minor fire can turn into a major one. 

Firefighters rely on residents to keep hydrants accessible throughout winter.

Keep the hydrant close to your property clear. Help out neighbors by clearing hydrants anywhere in town. 

  • Clear snow 3 feet away from the hydrant in every direction.
  • Shovel a path to the street.
  • Make sure firefighters can easily locate and work around the hydrant.

University Heights hydrant locations are marked on the map below. 

If you want to choose a specific hydrant, contact Officer Brian Brinkema by leaving a message for him with the Communications Center at 319-356-6800. You do not have to sign up: just go out and clear. 

Firefighters — and neighbors — will appreciate your help.


University Heights Fire Hydrant Map


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