A working fire hydrant is essential for fire protection and safety. Fire hydrants provide firefighters with a reliable and immediate source of water to extinguish flames and contain fires. They also support rescue efforts and protect not only people but also property and the environment. A malfunctioning fire hydrant can severely impact the fire department’s response time, resulting in increased damage, injury, or loss of life. Therefore, regular maintenance and inspection of fire hydrants are critical to ensure they are in good working condition when needed.
Fire hydrants are inspected and serviced bi-annually to ensure they are in good working order. The maintenance process involves: