Fire and emergency services need quick access to water
Fire hydrants keep Peel’s communities safe. Peel maintains more than 25,000 fire hydrants in the cities of Brampton and Mississauga and the Town of Caledon.
Always keep your hydrant clear
Help keep your hydrant clear, year-round, by:
- Parking at least 3m away from the hydrant so emergency services can reach it.
- Keeping at least 1m between the hydrant and other items on your property such as trees and shrubs.
Always keep fire hydrants clear of snow.
In an emergency, seconds count. It takes longer for firefighters to get to the hydrant if it’s covered in snow. You’ll be safer in an emergency if the fire hydrant can be easily seen from the road.
If you need help clearing snow from your fire hydrant, call 905-791-7800.
Reflective colour-coded markers
Fire hydrants in Peel have a reflective colour-coded marker in the shape of the Firefighter's Cross. The Firefighter's Cross is an internationally recognized symbol of fire protection services.
This marker helps to separate them from other reflective markers at night. It also helps save time in an emergency.