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To: Mayor Libby Schaaf, Oakland City Council
Keep our parks and neighborhoods safe - Install a working fire hydrant on Benevides Ave
As part of an upcoming EBMUD project to replace the water line down Benevides Avenue this summer, include a fire hydrant for fire protection for both the park and the neighborhood. Fire danger is increasing, the droughts are getting more severe, the street is a narrow, dead-end street, and the current fire codes are not being met. The time to address this important issue is now.
Why is this important?
Benny the Hydrant is doing his best to bring fire safety and awareness to the community. However, Benny is not functional and needs YOUR help to be replaced with a working hydrant. In the coming months, the City of Oakland and EBMUD are upgrading the water line down Benevides Avenue, however, they didn't add a provision for a fire hydrant. Adding one at this time would be extremely cost effective, would bring additional fire safety assets to the Oakland Fire Department, and would help reduce the risk of a dangerous fire spreading in the park and through a neighborhood on a dead-end street.
In the event of a fire emergency, every second is critical to contain the fire as quickly as possible. Adding a hydrant would bring the area closer to being in compliance with the current Fire Safety Building Codes (A hydrant is required within 200 feet of the dead end street per 2019 CFC Appendix C, Table C102.1).
Park-goers and residents deserve to have this critical infrastructure kept up with the current fire codes to keep us all safe and to protect our beautiful parks and trees.
Add your name to the petition to protect our parks and trees, to bring additional fire safety assets to the neighborhood, and to help reduce the risk of a wildfire spreading through the canyon.