Police and Fire
JP Firefighters Are Having to Dig Out Hydrants
@ShamusJP @universalhub @BostonFire @02130News @NotifyBoston this was JP Fire today, digging hydrants out. Sad. pic.twitter.com/Tct5Xp2Lk4— Robin (@caulkthewagon) February 9, 2015
Earlier this month, blocked and snowed-in hydrants delayed firefighters responding to what turned out to be a fatal fire in Revere. On Sunday, residents spotted firefighters from Jamaica Plain digging out hydrants — a job safety officials say should be done by residents and businesses. A fire truck carries between 500 and 750 gallons of water, said Steve MacDonald, spokesperson for the Boston Fire Department.