Eagle Scout Service Project Documents Condition of Barre City Fire Hydrants

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By Katie Moritz Sixteen-year-old Ethan Asselin has two missions: to make his community safer and to become an Eagle Scout. To accomplish both, he must be disciplined, committed, and pay attention to details. Plus, he will need a good winter coat. That’s because, for his Eagle Scout Project, Asselin is setting out to GPS the location of Barre City’s two hundred forty-one fire hydrants. Once he finds these hydrants, he will check them over, making sure that they have the proper equipment and that they are up-to-date. The uncertainty of a hydrant’s performance is a public safety issue. Fire Engines depend on accessing and utilizing the hydrants in times of emergency. When these hydrants are hard to find, or don’t work properly, fire fighters as well as...

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