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Sunday, July 09, 2017

SFD Installing Blue Hydrant Markers



Members of the SFD are out and about installing blue hydrant markers throughout the city, this morning. The reflective blue markers assist drivers and officers with spotting hydrants after dark and help ensure necessary water sources are secured more expediently. 


Please be aware that this is an on-going project that will take some time to complete. Use caution if you happen to see apparatus moving slowly during your daily commutes. 


Thank you for your understanding.

30 comments:

Anonymous said...

Ok let's pay for fuel to drive this big fire truck all over town,to put blue reflective markers down,that they want be able to find when it snow outside,also don't they have city employees who make a lot less then the firemen around here this should be their job ,don't worry about the fires or car accident today guys,we will be putting down these reflective markers so we can find the fire hydrant when we have a big fire here in Salisbury

Anonymous said...

11:28. Yeah. Salisbury gets so much snow. That's a good reason not to use markers that help identify hydrants more quickly in the dark.

Anonymous said...

Little lights on top the Hydrant would do better or paint them with reflective paint or

Anonymous said...

what a bunch of spoiled non working ,complaining ignorant , idiots . , is really that hard to find a hydrant ? Day should have his a$$ kicked for this crap. Have we ever had an example of these idiots not finding a hydrant? What the hell are you eyes for , open them and smell the roses with your Beak .
I'm so sorry , I understand , when you have rekindles and 1 fire a year you forget ,right jaws of life .

Anonymous said...

Who said anything about snow?

Anonymous said...

Those markers will all be up on the curb in the snowball once the plow goes over them the first time! Oh, that's right, they never plow until there's a 2 inch ice pack!

Anonymous said...

And that was polidorks first project after figuring out if he would have a station or not.

Anonymous said...

Until the snow plows scrape them up. Or more "necessary roadwork". Agree with 12:18.....mark or paint the hydrant itself with glow in the dark paint! Stupid!!!

Anonymous said...

ok excuse me, but from the picture that seems like a pretty stupid place to place the marker. why place it in the tire area of the lane? wouldnt it be more logical to place it in the middle of the lane?

Anonymous said...

First anow-plow takes them out!

Anonymous said...

If city employees put blue reflective markers down,so that firemen will be able to find hydrants when it snow outside WHO WOULD PAY FOR THE FUEL to drive big dump truck all over town,to put blue reflective markers ,that firemen need to be able to find hydrants when it snow outside, also city employees who make a lot less than firemen will get overtime for spending their Sunday putting down these reflective markers so firemen can find the fire hydrant when they have a big fire here in Salisbury this should be city employees job ,so firemen are free to fight fires or car accident today guys,because city employees will be putting down these reflective markers so firemen can find the fire hydrant when they have a big fire here in Salisbury

Anonymous said...

Fire department needs a marker to find a fire hydrant? We are in trouble folks!!

Anonymous said...

Why not a solar powered blue flashing light mounted on a 6' tall post next to the hydrant?

Anonymous said...

OK....I fail to understand this whole concept. Why not the poles that work so well in PA? What do these things do when they are hit by a snow plow? I'm confused.

Anonymous said...

Now I know why I became a multimillionaire with a high school education. We have some dumb people making decisions spending our tax dollars. So sad.

Anonymous said...

These are common place in most of the civilized parts of the country. The problem is that they have the firemen installing them and incorrectly. The pavement should be milled 1/2 an inch and base of reflector epoxied in the divot just like the markers on highways like I-95. They don't get scraped up by SHA plows. Once again, born heres not following directions because they know more than the professionals and the other ones complaining about it.

Anonymous said...

3:19 PM HUH?

Anonymous said...

5:28 PM Yes, absolutely

Anonymous said...

On unstriped roadways, blue markers shall be set in the center of the roadway.
On undivided striped roadways, blue markers shall be set 6" to the hydrant side of the center stripe.
On divided roadways, the blue marker shall be set 6" to the side of the lane striping which is closest to the hydrant.

Anonymous said...

Exactly... They don't do things PROFESSIONALLY around here!

Anonymous said...

It's 2017. Why not geo-locate them all? Why use 1950's technology?

Anonymous said...

Them hillbillies can barely use the phone function on a smart phone. What happens if satellites are down, EMP or sunspot outage? Every real boat captain still keeps paper charts onboard vessel in case electronics fail. We were coming back from Nassau on 110' yacht that got struck by lightening. All electronics fried. Glad we had compass and charts.

Anonymous said...

Why can't we get the emergency strobe detectors that are currently in most intersections to actually work again?!!! Actual improved safety and reduced response time to the emergency but none seem to work anymore to change the lights to green for the emergency response vehicles. Multiple cameras for after-the-fact investigations but safety for emergency and other vehicles - can't have that.
SAD

Anonymous said...

What a waste of tax dollars. You can barley see these at night and when the snow covers them they are useless. When the snow plow scrapes them off the road they are useless. When the heat from the hot sun melts the sticky side they are going to dislodge and get lost.

Anonymous said...

I have a question?? If the Salisbury Fire Department has been in service 1872 then WTH did they do to find the fire hydrants before these blue reflectors??

Anonymous said...

Can't believe you people are making a big hoopla out of this. Every city has them now so what's the big deal? I'd rather they spend money on this kind of thing than stupid ignorance like a forensic audit based on the words of a terminated liar.

Anonymous said...

Insurance companies must have something to do with this.

Anonymous said...

These are already popping up off the pavement! One is missing and in the grass by my house, and i didn't see any snowplows go by this week!

Anonymous said...

Lol they put them on beaglin . Road work Is will take them away soon

Anonymous said...

So why are they in the road way where car tires run them over and mess them up??? Can't they be put on the curb line or in the middle of the road where no one runs them over?