Every year, three million fire hydrants are buried in more than 72
inches of snow.
These delays in accessing water supplies eat up precious time in saving
someone's life or property.
John Creel, creator of the Hydrant
Snorkel and a retired 23-year veteran with the Hoodland (Ore.) Fire
Department, found a way to establish water flow from hydrants deep under
real future of the hydrant will come more into play as community’s
demand a smaller carbon footprint," Lt. John Creel said. "With the
snorkel, there's no manpower or machinery needed to dig out hydrants to
access water supply to save homes people live in."