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    Pluggies' Partners

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    Adopt A Fire Hydrant In Your Neighborhood!

    Pluggies Partner, girl clearing snow around fire hydrant

    The Pluggies Partners Program is designed to actively involve your child in helping firefighters, your neighbors, and your community.

    By “adopting” a fire hydrant and agreeing to help care for it during the winter months, you will help save the Fire Department precious minutes during a fire.

    The program is intended to keep the child’s interest throughout the winter months and your child’s efforts will be rewarded in the spring with a certificate and a picnic at the Ankeny Fire Department.

    For questions, contact the Ankeny Fire Department at (515) 965-6469 or KPeters@ankenyiowa.gov.

    Safety Tips and Guidelines

    1. Each child should be responsible for one hydrant.
    2. To the best of his/her ability, the child should clear (generally with direct parent participation)
      • Approximately a 3-4 foot circle around the hydrant. This should only be done on quiet, residential streets; it should be done with parent supervision.
    3. Report the following to the Fire Department’s non-emergency number, (515) 965-6469:
      • Caps missing or broken
      • Water leaking from your hydrant
    4. Hydrants will be monitored to be sure your child is a good caretaker.
    5. Do not step into the road while clearing a hydrant; have an adult help you if the plow piles are too high.
    6. If the hydrant you are adopting is across the street, an adult should accompany the child for safety reasons.
    7. If the hydrant is not on your property, be sure to ask your neighbor’s permission first!
    8. Never step onto the street while shoveling the hydrant.
    9. Wear bright clothes so vehicles can see you!
    Please correct the field(s) marked in red below:

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    CHILD'S NAME

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    AGE

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    PHONE NUMBER

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    4

    MAILING ADDRESS

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    STATE

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    ZIP CODE

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    E-MAIL ADDRESS

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    STREET ADDRESS OF HYDRANT

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