Giving Back By Adopting-A-Hydrant

By: Thomas Johnson, Captain I
Fire Station 25, Reston, C-Shift

Recently firefighters from Fire Station 25, Reston, C-Shift presented a local resident with a certificate for adopting a fire hydrant in her neighborhood. The citizen/recipient, Ms. Anna, shared with us her impetus for getting involved in the program.Giving Back By Adopting-A-Hydrant

The following briefly tells her story: On September 2, 1994, Ms. Anna was involved in a very serious motorcycle accident. She suffered a number of very horrific injuries, and our department responded to the accident. Ms. Anna suffered multi-system trauma, and was flown by helicopter to a local trauma center for treatment.

Hospital staff later told her that the Firefighters/EMTs/Paramedics saved her life with the pre-hospital emergency care they provided. Ms. Anna stated that from that point on she has “loved” the fire department and wholeheartedly supported our agency.

Ms. Anna was thrilled to be presented her certificate, and is committed to doing her small part to make our jobs easier, and the community a little safer.

To learn more about the Adopt a Hydrant program, please click here: Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Launches Adopt-a-Hydrant Program