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We would be delighted to answer any questions you might have regarding fire hydrants, whether of a technical or general nature. If the answer to your question cannot be found on the list below, please send an email to and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Technical Questions

How do we carry out hydrant flow testing?
"It is important to periodically flow test all fire hydrants to determine what their capabilities would be in an emergency. While there are slight variations in procedures involving multi-valve, single valve..." - - (3 pages) - Similar pages

What are the steps in an annual hydrant inspection program?
"We perform annual inspections not only for the purpose of complying with the standards, but we need to have a high degree of confidence that all hydrants will perform properly in an emergency..." - - (3 pages) -

Can you explain hydrant color codes?
"When fire companies arrive at a working fire, they need to be able to quickly determine which tactics they should employ and how best to supply themselves with water. There are several vital bits of information... " - - (1 page) - Similar pages

How useful are the blue hydrant street reflectors?
"It can be difficult to visibly locate some fire hydrants under the best of conditions. Add such elements as improperly parked vehicles, darkness, fog or heavy smoke conditions and it can be almost impossible..." - - (1 page) -

General Questions

Where can I purchase an old fire hydrant?
"It may be surprising to some, but people actually collect old fire hydrants. Sources include..." - - (1 page) -

How much is my old hydrant worth?
"As to the value of your hydrant, that is hard to say. Some municipalities sell their old hydrants at scrap value, making the above ground section worth very little. However..." - - (1 page) -

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