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Fire hydrants

Postby Jeff Silvey » Thu Dec 15, 2016 7:17 am

This is close to my heart. I copy this from a good site.

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Re: Fire hydrants

Postby Urbish » Thu Dec 15, 2016 7:44 am

Indeed. When you or your neighbor's house is on fire, the last thing you want is firefighters being held up having to shovel around it or for them to be slowed down trying to drag and connect hoses through deep snow.

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Re: Fire hydrants

Postby ScottyD'sdad » Sat Dec 17, 2016 5:18 pm

We don't have them city slicker spigots, here! Stick a suction hose in the river!
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Re: Fire hydrants

Postby Shane Nelson » Mon Dec 19, 2016 8:20 am

ScottyD'sdad wrote:We don't have them city slicker spigots, here! Stick a suction hose in the river!
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Same here, we do have some "dry hydrants" they call them sticking around lakes and rivers though but no forced water system.....yet.
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Re: Fire hydrants

Postby leerenovations » Fri May 19, 2017 4:11 am

Same thing here. When we go to fight, we take our water with us. Our engine is a tanker/ pumper and hauls 2000 gals and our tanker brings 2500 gals. It at least holds us until we can set up a water shuttle operation. What gets really aggravating is when you have to pull out the entry team because the tankers are slow in getting there. I believe we should get hydrants al over the country.
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Re: Fire hydrants

Postby Mr Ziffel » Mon May 29, 2017 10:38 pm

Several years ago I always cleared the Hydrant in front of my house by hand. What was frustrating was the CITY snow plows used to bury it completely several times in a day during deep snow. NO one would clear it out but me.
One night my elderly neighbors house caught fire. I ran out to the hydrant and had to help shovel along with a firefighter . No water supply problems that night, but severe damage. All persons were safe. Caused by tree limb falling on a power line.
I was a volunteer ff back in the 70's 20 miles outside of Wash D.C. . I don't recall too many blocked hydrants in our Neighborhood. People naturally knew to keep them open. I dont know if the modern generation can put down the cellphone or the game controller for long enought to do much.


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