Fire hydrants are some of the most important things that we have in our communities. There is so much that we need to think about and we want to be sure that we’re doing everything that we can in order to keep everyone in our communities safe. How can you be sure that you’re doing what you can to stay ahead of things? Do you know what is necessary when it comes to dealing with hydrants? And why does your department need to do a hydrant flow test on a regular basis?
One of the things that make hydrants so powerful is the amount of water pressure that comes from them. They have to be able to utilize hundreds, sometimes thousands of gallons of water onto a home or other burning building. But, if the water pressure isn’t what it needs to be, then it is very problematic. You won’t be able to get the power behind it and you can’t get the water to the building, especially if there’s a bit of distance between the hydrant and the building in question.
So, take some time to look at what you are able to do and to learn how you’re able to help your community when it comes to sorting this out. Keep your vehicle away from hydrants and make sure that it’s clear so that people who are going to test these sorts of things out have the ability to get to them. Find out when these things are going on and play your role in ensuring that you can do whatever is necessary to take care of things. In the end, that’s going to be what makes the biggest difference as your firemen and other volunteers take care of the hydrants in your community.