Winter Storm Jonas Important Suggestions
With the anticipated arrival of Winter Storm Jonas, our first responders want to remind all homeowners and businesses to ensure the fire hydrant on your property is clear of snow and visible to first responders. A 3 feet clear radius around the fire hydrant is preferred.
'Adopt Your Fire Hydrant' and ensure it is ready to be used in case a fire strikes in your neighborhood. Firefighters utilize fire hydrants when the water on the fire truck is used up and a sustainable water supply is needed to battle a fire.
To report a damaged or leaking fire hydrant contact Aqua Pennsylvania at 877-987-2782 immediately.
Power Line Safety – Stay Away, Stay Alive!
Always keep yourself, your equipment and anything you carry at least 10 feet from downed power lines. Even though you may notice a covering on a line, NEVER assume it is safe to touch. Even momentary contact can injure or kill. Stay Away, Stay Alive!
If at any time you smell natural gas, see downed power lines on fire or arching, or suspect an unsafe electric or natural gas condition; please leave the area immediately and then call 9-1-1 and PECO at 1-800-841-4141.
DO NOT CALL 9-1-1 to tell them your power is out. This is not an emergency.