NEWS & EVENTS
The winter months bring a special concern to the Sunderland Fire Department. Winter snowfall, with the plowing of snow, can often hide fire hydrants under a large amount of snow making them impossible to find quickly. In the event of a fire, firefighters have to locate and shovel out fire hydrants before hooking up to them. Precious time is lost. Please don’t let your neighborhood hydrant remain “undercover”.
We are asking that you help us by keeping the fire hydrant closest to your residence or business clear of snow. We need a 3 foot clearance on all sides. When shoveling snow be aware of vehicle traffic. Do not stand in the street and be careful not to slip and fall out into the roadway.
Please keep the hydrant clean of snow during the winter months. Also, keep hydrants free of overgrowth (grass and weeds) the rest of the year.
Are you interested in volunteering?
Adult volunteers interested in helping as firefighters or in non-fire support roles should contact us. Opportunities vary throughout the year. All adult volunteers must be 18 years old to join. However, if you are a high-school student, we encourage you to come volunteer in one of our support roles or to join our Explorer Post 35. Everyone on the department must complete CPR and First Responder training within 12 months of joining. These classes can be held in-house for members only when needed.
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or through our contact page!