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I Want One of Those: Snow-Clearing Fire Hydrant Cover

Kelsey Catano, Zoe Dinneen, Jarrett Taylor and Hanover firefighters
From left, Kelsey Catano, Zoe Dinneen, Jarrett Taylor and Hanover firefighters gather around the students’ snow-clearing pneumatic fire hydrant cover. Photograph by Karen Endicott.

The Hanover Fire Department really does want one of these: a pneumatic fire hydrant cover. The compressed air-activated cover takes only 30–45 seconds to clear a radius of three feet of packed snow from around fire hydrants. Kelsey Catano ’18, Jessica Colin ’18, Zoe Dinneen ’18, and Jarrett Taylor ’18, who hope to patent their invention, won the Winter 2016 Philip R. Jackson Prize for outstanding performance in ENGS 21: Introduction to Engineering. Their teaching assistant was Gabriella Grangard ’16 Th’16. See "The TA Experience" feature for more on Gabriella's experiece.

Categories: The Great Hall, I Want One of Those

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