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So Many Ways to Keep Cool in Philadelphia: Opening Hydrants? Not One of Them

July 13, 2017  |  Brian Rademaekers

In Philadelphia, we’re lucky to have more pools and spray grounds per resident than any other city in the U.S. Because we have all those great, free places to cool off, there’s no reason to open fire hydrants when the weather gets hot or risk swimming in our unpredictable rivers, where drowning is always a risk. Opening hydrants can cause a number of dangerous situations…

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Throwback Thursday: Hydrants Are for Fires, Not for Fun…

August 27, 2015  |  Paul Fugazzotto

…if you want to play smart, don’t let them run! That’s the message in this (now hilarious) public service announcement from 1986 featuring a punchy little beat, original rap lyrics, and some, uh, funky dancing and clothes/hair styles to match. Take 30 seconds and treat yourself to this gem from 1980s Philly:

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