Coaldale Volunteer Fire Company No. 1 is asking area residents who live by fire hydrants to "adopt a hydrant" during the winter months.

This means that during and immediately following a snow storm, like the one forecasted for this upcoming Wednesday, residents should shovel around the hydrant so in case of a fire, crews can access the fire hydrant quickly, without having to first clear a path to be able to access the water supply.

The fire company is asking for the community's help because this will help volunteers better serve a person in need in the event of a house fire.