VIDEO: It’s the largest school district in the state but is Wake County doing enough to keep your kids safe at school?
The Raleigh Fire Department is ready to fight fires but when they pull up to a scene – things are not always in their favor.
“We’ve had some that we’ve pulled up on with bushes grown up around and we can’t see it,” said Brandon McGhee, Assistant Fire Marshal.
Working fire hydrants make all the difference.
“It is extremely important. We’ve got a lot of obstructions that we’ve cleared for these guys on the truck,” according to McGhee.
The City of Raleigh maintains more than 22,00 public fire hydrants, but there are an additional 7,000 private hydrants.
It’s up to the property owners to maintain those.
And as it turns out, they are not always in working order.
CBS 17 uncovered 16 Wake County public schools that have private fire hydrants deemed deficient.