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City crew installs requested fire hydrant

Last Thursday, city employees installed a six inch pipe at the main waterline at the corner of Broad Street and Thomas Street to place a fire hydrant in front of the apartments on Thomas Street.

Fire Chief Jerry Hardee stated he had put in a request for the hydrant. He said, “The main purpose to place the hydrant in this particular location is if there is a fire at the apartments we will be able to run our hoses right there and not block traffic on Main Street or Broad Street.” Hardee has placed another request to install a fire hydrant at Watson Park on Church Street; Hardee stated this should be scheduled soon.

Brandon Harrelson, city water works department director, ordered the hydrant and the city crew of five installed it and tested the hydrant. The city crew was Jermaine Rob, Sean, Bradley and Richard ran the equipment and used the tools to get the job done.

The city water works crew installed a much needed fire hydrant in front of the apartments on Thomas Street. Left to right are Jermaine, Rob, Sean and Bradley.

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City workers Bradley and Richard make sure the equipment is set up to install the fire hydrant.

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