As we begin getting word out for our Small Things Event: Hydrants, people may begin to question just how necessary it is to paint fire hydrants all around the city. With over 15,000 fire hydrants across the nation it makes it easy to walk past them everyday without a second thought. The reality is that each hydrant possesses its unique story. Integrated fully into every neighborhood as a lifesaver in case of a house fire.
Don't believe me? Check out the story of this famous hydrant that saved San Fransisco back in 1906, The Goldent Hydrant.
A fresh paint job on the hydrant allows for quick and easy spotting of the hydrant for the fire firefighter. By keeping our fire hydrants looking like a ray of sunshine it helps speed up the process in accessing water during a dangerous situation. To add to that, painting the hydrants contribute to community development. Keeping the hydrants looking fresh helps us see the beauty in our neighborhoods through the positive interaction with our neighbors as we give the street a makeover. We can see the visual impact it has on our neighborhoods as we participate in making a change. The before & after may not be noticed by everyone, but it definitley makes an impact on bringing a neighborhood to life.
So, let’s take good care of this iconic figure.
I encourage you all to involve yourself in this project in some shape or form coming June 15th and June 22nd. We are still in need of coaches for some routes, and in need of even more volunteers to get the 146 hydrants painted through out Fort Wayne. To get more information and/or sign-up you can visit our Event page by clicking the link below: