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Track And Field Team Helps Community By Shoveling Snow

Track And Field Team Helps Community By Shoveling Snow

On Wednesday, Jan. 24, there was a remarkable display of community spirit as members of the LHS Track and Field team emerged as unsung heroes in the effort to keep fire hydrants accessible during winter.

Beyond their prowess on the track, these athletes have taken up the challenge of aiding local fire departments (LFD) by lending their agility, speed and teamwork to swiftly uncover buried hydrants, ensuring the safety of their neighborhoods. We decided to ask a senior member of the Track Team how it was, to which he said “The work was very hard but it was very fulfilling.”

Fire departments across the country always say it is essential to have easy access to these hydrants if disaster strikes because snow burying a fire hydrant could mean the difference in whether or not firefighters can quickly get the upper hand on a blaze.

This collective approach creates a sense of shared responsibility, fostering a safer and more resilient community.

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